Bali drug granny to appeal against sentence

Last updated 14:19 29/01/2013
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DEATH SENTENCE: Briton Lindsay Sandiford has been given the death sentence in Indonesia for smuggling drugs in from Bangkok.

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A court official says a convicted British grandmother will appeal the death sentence she received from an Indonesian court for smuggling cocaine into the resort island of Bali.

Lindsay June Sandiford was found guilty last week in Denpasar District Court. She was accused of damaging the image of Bali as a tourism destination and weakening the government's drug prevention programme.

Court official Gede Ketut Rantam said his office received the appeal request through the head of Kerobokan Penitentiary where Sandiford, 56, was serving her sentence.

Sandiford claimed she was forced to carry the drugs by a gang that threatened to hurt her children.

Indonesia has very strict anti-drug laws and most of the more than 40 foreigners on its death row were convicted of drug charges.

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