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.
Gloucestershire grandmother Lindsay Sandiford, who has been sentenced to death by firing squad for drug smuggling in Bali, has lodged a second appeal against her death sentence at Indonesia's Supreme Court, pressure group Reprieve has said.
A grandmother from Cheltenham who is on death row in Bali is expected to launch a fresh appeal against her sentence today.
Lindsay Sandiford faces a firing squad after being convicted of drug smuggling.
She's said to have tried to smuggle one-point-six million pounds wotrth of cocaine into the country in May last year. She says the British government has let her down after a failed bid to get her legal case funded.
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.
A grandmother from Cheltenham, who's facing execution in Bali, has told how she is "desperate" after running out of money to pay a lawyer for her appeal in just over two weeks.
Lindsay Sandiford was sentenced to death on drug charges by a Bali court on 22 January this year.
In an open letter published by human rights charity Reprieve today, she said:
Tomorrow Ms Sandiford's lawyers will go to the English Court of Appeal to appeal against the FCO's decision not to help fund her lawyer.
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:
Human rights organisation Reprieve has previously said it believes there is evidence to show that Sandiford was threatened and coerced into acting as a courier.
Indonesia has an estimated 114 prisoners on death row. Most of the more than 40 foreigners among them have been convicted of drug crimes, according to a March 2012 report by Australia's Lowy Institute for International Policy.
Five foreigners have been executed since 1998, all for drug crimes, according to the institute. There have been no executions in the country since 2008, when 10 people were put to death.
The government has expressed disappointment that British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford has lost her appeal against her death sentence in Bali for drug trafficking.
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford has lost her appeal against her death sentence in Bali for drug trafficking.
The 56-year-old was convicted in January by a district court and sentenced to face a firing squad. The Bali High Court has rejected an appeal.
Sandiford, who was arrested after a flight from Bangkok in May 2012, was convicted of smuggling 4.8kg (10.6lb) of cocaine.
She was accused of being at the centre of a drugs ring involving three other men.
She says she was coerced into smuggling the cocaine.
A woman from Redcar facing a firing squad in Indonesia has lodged an appeal against her death sentence.
Lindsay Sandiford was convicted last month of smuggling nearly five kilos of cocaine onto the island of Bali.
Judges refused to consider that she had helped the police to catch other members of the drugs gang when deciding her sentence.
Her new lawyer, who handed appeal papers to the court today, says that wasn't a fair decision.