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PM urged to raise case of Lindsay Sandiford on visit of Indonesian President

Lindsay Sandiford Credit: ITV News

Indonesia's human rights record - and the case of a Redcar woman who is on death row in the country - must be raised by Prime Minister David Cameron when he meets the country's president, Amnesty International has insisted.

President Joko Widodo is to be granted the honour of addressing members of both Houses of Parliament as part of his visit to Britain, which also includes a meeting with Mr Cameron in Downing Street.

59-year-old Lindsay Sandiford, a former legal secretary originally from Redcar, was convicted of drug smuggling offences and sentenced to death in 2013.

Lindsay Sandiford Credit: ITV News

Papang Hidayat, Indonesia researcher at Amnesty International, criticised president Widodo's record.

He said:

Trade deals must not be made by the UK government at the expense of condemning the deeply troubling human rights abuses which have taken place under president Widodo's leadership.

This is a president whose ruthless 'war on drugs' led to 14 executions last year to the horror of the watching world, with more promised for this year.

Mr Cameron should also be raising alarm over more than 100 canings from last year for perceived moral offences, including a 60-year-old Christian woman who allegedly sold some alcohol in Aceh province.

– Papang Hidayat, Amnesty International