The Government has a duty to ensure that the human rights of British citizens are protected and that those sentenced to death, or suspected of or charged with a crime for which capital punishment may be imposed, have adequate legal assistance at all stages of the proceedings.
"This judicial review will challenge the Government's refusal to fund the £2,500 in expenses it would cost for a qualified Indonesian lawyer to represent Lindsay in her appeal against execution by firing squad which will take place on the beach in Bali if the Government do not act."
Inside the Bali prison where British woman Lindsay Sandiford is being held after being sentenced to death for drug trafficking.
The Government said it strongly objects to the death penalty imposed today on a British woman who trafficked drugs into Indonesia.
The judge appears to have rejected any calls for leniency for Lindsay Sandiford. Execution is by firing squad in a jungle clearing.