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Death penalty Brit legal bid

A legal challenge will be heard in the British courts in the case of a woman on death row in the Far East. Lindsay Sandiford, originally from Redcar, has been sentenced to death by firing squad.

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"This is a terrifying position to be in"

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.

“I can’t imagine what we will do if we miss the opportunity to save Lindsay’s life.

Because Lindsay is unrepresented it is has fallen to me to try to work out what is going on and when documents need to be filed – this is a terrifying position to be in.

I don’t speak Indonesian and have no way to find out how the Indonesian criminal justice system works."

– Hilary Parsons, sister of Lindsay Sandiford

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