UK grandmother appeals Indonesia death sentence
AFPDENPASAR, Indonesia--A British grandmother sentenced to death by firing squad for trafficking drugs into Indonesia lodged an appeal to the High Court on Monday, her lawyer said.
February 12, 2013, 3:45 am TWN
Lindsay Sandiford, 56, was sentenced to death on Jan. 22 for smuggling nearly five kilos (11 pounds) of cocaine worth US$2.4 million into the island of Bali in May, despite prosecutors recommending only a 15-year jail term.
“We've made an appeal to the High Court, and we'll wait for one month to 90 days for a response,” Sandiford's lawyer Fadillah Agus told reporters outside Denpasar district court.
Sandiford appointed Agus as her lawyer last week after losing a High Court bid in London to make the British government pay for a lawyer to help her appeal, which the charity Reprieve estimated would cost 2,500 pounds (US$4,000).