The British Government is investigating allegations that a Teesside woman has suffered torture while in prison.
56-year-old Lindsey Sandiford is facing the death penalty for drug smuggling in Indonesia and is currently in prison in Bali.
The Foreign Office has confirmed that it will raise concerns that she has been mistreated.
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