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A Redcar woman on death row in Bali for smuggling drugs will challenge the sentence imposed by an Indonesian court.
Lawyers say 56-year-old Lindsay Sandiford has given notice of her intention to appeal against the sentence at the country's highest court.
She lost her appeal over the UK Government's refusal to fund her legal bid.
A spokesman for law firm Leigh Day, which is representing Sandiford, said: "Lindsay's lawyer has now given notice of her intention to appeal to the Indonesian Supreme Court against her death sentence.
"However, after the British Government's refusal to help, she still lacks the funding she needs to ensure she has a lawyer for the appeal itself. She is now reliant on the generosity of members of the British public to ensure this can take place."
The notification to appeal was lodged in Denpasar, Bali's capital. Full documentation outlining the grounds of the appeal must be submitted to the Supreme Court within 14 days.
The Court of Appeal has dismissed efforts to overturn a decision refusing legal aid to a woman from Cheltenham who is on death row in Bali. Lindsay Sandiford faces a firing squad after being convicted of drug smuggling.
Her lawyers had argued that the government should fund her challenge in Indonesia against conviction.
Lawyers for British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford today launched an urgent new legal challenge over a UK Government refusal to fund her appeal against a death sentence imposed by an Indonesian court after she was found guilty of drug smuggling.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office refused as a matter of Government policy a request to pay for "an adequate lawyer" to represent Sandiford, 56, from Cheltenham, at the Bali High Court appeal.
She was sentenced to death by firing squad by a court in Bali for taking #1.6 million of cocaine on to the island.
In January, the UK High Court upheld the Government's stance of not providing legal funding for British nationals arrested abroad, even in exceptional circumstances.
After the High Court gave its decision, Sandiford received a private donation of over #2,500 that enabled her to be represented by an Indonesian lawyer at the subsequent Bali appeal.
Having lost that first appeal, she is now in a race against time to raise money to take her case to Indonesia's Supreme Court in Jakarta.
Three judges in the UK Court of Appeal are being asked to overturn the High Court decision on funding.