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Donations pay for Bali appeal

Donations through the charity site Just Giving have raised over £8,000 to help pay for Redcar grandmother Lindsay Sandiford's appeal against her death sentence in Bali.

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Lindsay Sandiford loses High Court appeal

British woman Lindsay Sandiford, originally from Redcar, has lost her appeal over a UK Government refusal to fund her legal challenge against a death sentence imposed by an Indonesian court for drug smuggling.

Her lawyers attempted to challenge a High Court ruling that the Government was not legally obliged to pay for "an adequate lawyer" to represent her.

But three senior judges headed by Lord Dyson, Master of the Rolls, dismissed her challenge in the Court of Appeal.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office refused to fund her case as a matter of Government policy.

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

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