FCO: Legal representation not provided for Britons overseas

In response to a move to sue to UK government over its failure to fund legal representation for a British woman sentenced to death for drug smuggling in Bali, the Foreign Office have said:

We strongly object to the death penalty and continue to provide consular assistance to Lindsay and her family during this difficult time.

We have made repeated representations to the Indonesia authorities and the Foreign Secretary raised Lindsay Sandiford's case with Dr RM Marty Natalegawa, Indonesian Foreign Minister, during the recent November State Visit of the Indonesian President.

We understand that, under Indonesian law, Lindsay has at least two further avenues of appeal through the courts as well as an opportunity to apply for presidential clemency should these be unsuccessful.

HMG does not provide legal representation for British nationals overseas. However, we assist British nationals in identifying potential legal representation, including by working closely with NGOs. We will continue to raise this case on diplomatic channels.

– Foreign Office spokesman

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