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A legal challenge will be heard this morning at the High Court in London, in the case of a Redcar woman on death row in Indonesia.
Lindsay Sandiford is challenging the British Government's policy of not paying the legal costs of Britons abroad.
The Foreign Office have released the following statement in relation to calls for Lindsay Sandiford's legal representation to be funded by the British Government.
The legal charity Reprieve is asking the British Government to step in and pay the legal costs for Lindsay Sandiford's representation, so that she might be able to appeal against her death sentence.
The Foreign Office says that it is government policy not to pay for the legal representation of British nationals oversees, but it does help with finding that representation.
It makes the point that it was Consular staff in Indonesia that found the lawyer who is prepared to help Lindsay Sandiford.
The sister of a grandmother from Teesside has voiced her fear about the situation that her sister, Lindsay Sandford, has found herself in.
Lindsay Sandiford has just under two weeks to appeal against her death sentence, which she was given last week, and currently has no legal representation.
The sister of Lindsay Sandiford, a grandmother from Redcar sentenced to death by firing squad in Bali last week, has spoken of her fear that her sister will miss her opportunity to file an appeal as she is unable to afford a lawyer to represent her.
Lindsay’s sister, Hilary Parsons, spent the last of her savings trying to get Lindsay a lawyer in order that she might appeal against her death sentence.
However, despite her sister's efforts, the 56-year-old is still without a lawyer and now has under two weeks to file an appeal.
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