Our presenter Ian Axton interviews Dr Jennifer Fleetwood - a Lecturer in Criminology - about the case of Lindsay Sandiford. The grandmother, who used to live in Cheltenham, has just failed in her bid to have her death sentence for drug smuggling overturned at the Supreme Court in Indonesia.
A Gloucestershire grandmother who has been sentenced to death for drug trafficking has lost her second appeal.
Lindsay Sandiford from Cheltenham faces death by firing squad after smuggling more than £1 million of cocaine into Bali. She claims she was forced to do it.
John Bevir's report contains some flash photography.
The MP for Cheltenham, Martin Horwood, has pledged to fight the death penalty imposed on former Cheltenham resident, Lindsay Sandiford, in the light of her failure to win her appeal at the Indonesian Supreme Court.
- He is working with the charity Reprieve supporting Mrs Sandiford in Indonesia
- He plans to meet with the Foreign Office to discuss how to get her legal advice to help find evidence that could mean a Judicial Review
- He will request another meeting with the Indonesian Ambassador to discuss her sentence
Cheltenham grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces spending more time in this Indonesian prison following the rejection of her latest appeal against a death sentence for drug smuggling
Foreign Office has confirmed that a grandmother from Cheltenham has lost her appeal against a death sentence for drug trafficking in Bali. Lindsay Sandiford was sentenced to death by firing squad for smuggling more than £1.5 million of cocaine into the country in May last year.
She claimed she was forced to do it. There are reports that the Indonesian Supreme Court judges have rejected her second - and possibly final - appeal.
A grandmother from Gloucestershire appears to have lost her second, and possibly final, appeal against a death sentence in Indonesia.
Lindsay Sandiford faces a firing squad after being convicted of drug smuggling in January.
The 57-year-old from Cheltenham had been arrested at Bali Airport in May last year after drugs were found in her luggage. She has always claimed that she was forced to carry them because of threats to her children.
The Foreign Office has told ITV News that they are checking reports that her final appeal has been rejected.
If this is the case, her last hope would be a presidential reprieve.
The Foreign Office is seeking confirmation that a British grandmother has lost her appeal against a death sentence for trafficking drugs into the resort island of Bali.
– Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesman
We are aware of unconfirmed reports that the decision of the Indonesian Supreme Court has been announced. We are seeking confirmation of the decision from the Indonesian Supreme Court.
We will continue to provide consular assistance to Lindsay Sandiford and her family at this difficult time.
A woman from Gloucestershire has lost her appeal against her death sentence for drug smuggling in Bali. Lindsay Sandifrod from Cheltenham was found guilty in January of smuggling 1.6 million pounds worth of cocaine.
It's a decision the Government has described as disappointing, while the foregin office reiteraited the UK's opposition to the death penalty. Jonty Messer reports:
The government has expressed disappointment that British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford has lost her appeal against her death sentence in Bali for drug trafficking.
We are disappointed to hear that Lindsay Sandiford's appeal has been refused by the High Court in Bail.
The UK strongly opposes the death penalty and has repeatedly made representations to the Indonesian government on this matter.
– Foreign Office spokesman
We will continue to provide consular assistance at this difficult time.