A woman from Cheltenham who is on death row in Indonesia for drug-trafficking, has written to Sir Richard Branson in a desperate bid for backing for a last-ditch final appeal against her sentence.
Lindsay Sandiford, who is 58, is facing death by firing squad after being convicted for drug offences in 2012. She has started saying her goodbyes after running out of money for further appeals and following the recent executions of eight convicted drug smugglers, including two Australians, by the Indonesian authorities.
You can read the letter to Sir Richard Branson here:
The Supreme Court has said Lindsay Sandiford, the grandmother on death row in Bali, "remains in jeopardy" and is in "urgent need of legal help".
The 57-year-old from Cheltenham has lost a battle at the UK's highest court over the lawfulness of a Government policy not to provide funding for legal representation to Britons facing capital charges abroad.
Five Supreme Court justices in London unanimously dismissed a challenge by Sandiford, who was convicted last year of trafficking drugs into Bali and sentenced to death by firing squad.
The Supreme Court called on the Government to carry out an urgent review of whether funding for legal representation can be given in the case.
Grandmother Lindsay Sandiford, who is on death row in Indonesia for trafficking drugs to Bali, has lost her latest battle at the UK's highest court to get funding to fight her case.
Sandiford, 57, from Cheltenham, Gloucester, was sentenced to death by firing squad after being arrested in May 2012 for smuggling 4.8kg (10.6lb) of cocaine worth £1.6 million from Bangkok.
She claimed she was forced to transport the drugs to protect her children, whose safety was at stake.
An appeal against her sentence was rejected but she is continuing to fight her case.
However, she is currently without legal representation and tried to challenge the lawfulness of a Government policy not to provide funding for Britons facing capital charges abroad.
But today five judges in the Supreme Court unanimously dismissed her case ruling the policy was lawful even in death penalty cases.
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.