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Lindsay Sandiford loses second appeal

A woman from Teesside appears to have lost her second, and possibly final, appeal against a death sentence in Indonesia.

Lindsay Sandiford faces a firing squad after being convicted of drug smuggling in January.

The 57-year-old from Redcar had been arrested at Bali Airport after drugs were found in her luggage.

Lindsay Sandiford is facing the death penalty in Indonesia Credit: ITV News

The Foreign Office has told ITV News that they are checking reports that her final appeal has been rejected,

If this is the case, her last hope would be a presidential reprieve.

Full Report: Woman speaks of Bali drugs ordeal

Teesside Grandmother Lindsay Sandiford remains in a notorious jail in Bali as she faces the death penalty on cocaine charges.

The British woman she claims to have been working for has given her first television interview today after being released from prison there.

39-year-old Rachel Dougall is now back in the UK and insists she has no involvement in the drugs trade.

She says she was beaten up by other prisoners though, because they blame Dougall, and think Sandiford is being treated unfairly.

Gregg Easteal has the full report below.

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Lindsay Sandiford launches appeal

Lindsay Sandiford is on death row in Bali Credit: PA

A Redcar woman facing the death penalty for drug smuggling in Bali has lodged an appeal at Indonesia's Supreme Court, human rights campaigners said.

56 year old Lindsay Sandiford was sentenced to death by firing squad by a court in Indonesia for bringing £1.6m of cocaine into the country.

Lindsay Sandiford at an earlier court hearing in Bali Credit: PA

She lost her first appeal against the ruling at the Bali High Court in April but has now launched a second bid to overturn the death penalty at the higher court, pressure group Reprieve said.

Balinese police claim Sandiford was at the centre of a drugs-importing ring involving three other Britons.

Lindsay Sandiford in court in Bali Credit: PA

She denies the allegations, claiming she was forced to transport the drugs to protect her children, whose safety was at stake.

Lindsay Sandiford's latest move comes after she lost her appeal over a UK Government refusal to fund her legal challenge.

But she has accrued more than £10,000 from public donations through a fundraising web page.

Lindsay Sandiford to launch fresh appeal

Lindsay Sandiford faces the death penalty if her appeal is thrown out Credit: PA

A grandmother from Redcar who is on death row in Bali is expected to launch a fresh appeal against her sentence today.

Lindsay Sandiford faces a firing squad after being convicted of drug smuggling.

She's said to have tried to smuggle one-point-six million pounds wotrth of cocaine into the country in May last year. She says the British government has let her down after a failed bid to get her legal case funded.

Lindsay Sandiford accuses government of condoning death penalty

British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford
Lindsay Sandiford is facing the death sentence in Indonesia

A woman from Teesside who is facing the death penalty in Indonesia has criticised the British government from her prison cell.

Lindsay Sandiford, who's originally from Redcar, says not enough has been done to help her.

She's accused of being at the centre of a drug smuggling ring and is in prison in Bali. Ms Sandiford claims the government's action is 'tantamount to condoning the death penalty'. The deadline for lodging the latest stage of her appeal against the death sentence is early next week.

Lindsay Sandiford 'incredibly grateful' for donations funding final appeal

The charity Reprieve have tweeted that a Redcar grandmother, whose final appeal will be paid for using donations from the public, is "incredibly grateful."

Lindsay Sandiford is facing death by firing squad for taking £1.6 million of cocaine into Bali.

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Lindsay Sandiford's Just Giving appeal has surpassed the total needed for her to appeal her death sentence. She is incredibly grateful.

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Full Report: Enough raised for Sandiford to make final appeal against death sentence

by Rachel Sweeney

A charity fundraising site has raised the £8,000 needed by a woman from Redcar who is on death row in Indonesia. Lindsay Sandiford needs the money to make a final appeal against the death sentence for drug smuggling.

It comes after the British courts threw out Mrs Sandiford's bid to force the government to pay for her case on the grounds that she is now penniless.

There is flash photography in this report.

More than £8000 raised for Lindsay Sandiford's appeal

Donations through the charity site Just Giving have raised over £8000 to help pay for Redcar grandmother Lindsay Sandiford's appeal against her death sentence in Bali.

The 56-year-old lost her appeal over a UK Government refusal to fund her legal challenge yesterday.

She had previously said that she did not have the £8000 figure needed to pay for a final appeal against her death sentence by firing squad.

The charity Reprieve, who have been campaigning for support for Lindsay Sandiford, have confirmed that the money donated through Just Giving will be used, through them, to fund her upcoming appeal at Indonesia's Supreme Court.

Foreign Office concerned over Lindsay Sandiford's fate

A Foreign Office minister said today that the Government remained "deeply concerned" about the fate of British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford, who faces the death penalty in Indonesia, but warned her legal bills would not be covered by the Government.

Hugo Swire said British diplomats had worked closely with Sandiford's legal team but speaking at Foreign Office questions in the Commons, he rejected a plea from her former MP Martin Horwood for financial aid.

Sandiford was sentenced to death by firing squad by a court in Bali for taking £1.6 million of cocaine on to the island.

Earlier this month Sandiford, originally from Redcar, lost the first appeal to the Bali High Court but is expected to take her case to Indonesia's Supreme Court.

We continue to be deeply concerned for both Lindsay Sandiford and Gareth Cashmore who have been sentenced to death for drug taking offences.

"We are seeking reassurances Indonesia will not seek to carry out the death penalty in both cases."

– Hugo Swire, Foreign Office

"I thank the Foreign Office for the support they have given to my former constituent Lindsay Sandiford.

"But given the concerns about the adequacy of translation in the initial trial and the adequacy of legal representation going forward to the Supreme Court stage, will the Foreign Office re-consider its position and follow Indonesia's own example which provides support for translation costs and legal costs for its nationals facing the death penalty abroad?

"Will it actually support Lindsay Sandiford through that process even though it is not legally obliged to do so?"

– Martin Horwood, MP for Cheltenham

"You are right to raise the concern but it is true to say the Government does not pay for legal representation for British nationals overseas.

"We have been working extremely closely with Lindsay Sandiford's lawyers and in identifying a lawyer for her.

"We are prepared to assist her with anything beyond actually having to meet some of these bills, which we just simply don't do."

– Hugo Swire, Foreign Office

Lindsay Sandiford challenges death sentence

Lindsay Sandiford at a court hearing in Indonesia Credit: PA

A Redcar woman on death row in Bali for smuggling drugs will challenge the sentence imposed by an Indonesian court.

Lawyers say 56-year-old Lindsay Sandiford has given notice of her intention to appeal against the sentence at the country's highest court.

She lost her appeal over the UK Government's refusal to fund her legal bid.

A spokesman for law firm Leigh Day, which is representing Sandiford, said: "Lindsay's lawyer has now given notice of her intention to appeal to the Indonesian Supreme Court against her death sentence.

"However, after the British Government's refusal to help, she still lacks the funding she needs to ensure she has a lawyer for the appeal itself. She is now reliant on the generosity of members of the British public to ensure this can take place."

The notification to appeal was lodged in Denpasar, Bali's capital. Full documentation outlining the grounds of the appeal must be submitted to the Supreme Court within 14 days.

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