Lindsay Sandiford still unrepresented with days left to appeal death sentence

January 31, 2013

Lindsay Sandiford, the British grandmother sentenced to death in Bali on drugs charges last week, today lost her legal attempt to ensure the Foreign Office supported her appeal against her death sentence. Commenting, Reprieve investigator Harriet McCulloch said:

“It is deeply disappointing that the Foreign Office chose to fight against helping Lindsay in the British courts, rather than fighting for her in Indonesia.

Reprieve and Lindsay’s family will now have to look for alternative sources of funding to ensure that Lindsay gets the assistance she so desperately needs.

Lindsay has under two weeks in which to file an appeal against her death sentence – which means dealing with complicated legal documents in Indonesian, a language she does not understand. She has no money for a lawyer, and time is running out.”