Statement on reports Lindsay Sandiford has lost appeal

April 8, 2013

Commenting on media reports that Briton Lindsay Sandiford has lost her appeal against a death sentence in Bali, Reprieve investigator Zoe Bedford said:

“We understand from Lindsay’s lawyer that the decision has not yet been handed down to the Denpasar District Court, so neither her lawyers nor Lindsay have been officially informed of the outcome of the appeal.

“If Lindsay’s appeal has been unsuccessful and she wishes to appeal, she will have 14 days to submit a notice of her intention to appeal to the Supreme Court and a further 14 days to submit her full grounds of appeal. Lindsay’s lawyer has exhausted all the funds which were kindly donated by the public and Lindsay’s friends and family to cover his expenses for the appeal to the High Court. If her appeal has been unsuccessful, Lindsay will now need to somehow raise the funds for legal representations for an appeal to the Supreme Court.

“We are obviously greatly concerned about the news reports that Lindsay’s appeal has been unsuccessful, but are not able to comment in detail until we have been informed of the official decision.

“If this is the case, we are hopeful that the UK government will do everything in its power to assist Lindsay in an appeal to the Supreme Court and ensure that she has adequate legal representation for her appeal.”

ENDS