Briton Sentenced To Death In Bali Loses Appeal

Lindsay Sandiford, the 57-year-old British woman sentenced to death in Bali for drug trafficking, has lost her appeal over the sentence.

Sandiford, of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, had her appeal rejected by the Indonesian Supreme Court, who refused to overturn the sentence given to her in January.

Indonesian authorities claim that Sandiford was the at the centre of a drug smuggling ring responsible for the trafficking of cocaine into Bali in May 2012.

Following her conviction, a sentence of 15 years imprisonment was recommended, however a panel of judges sentenced her to death by firing squad.


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