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Bali drugs: Death sentence for Briton Lindsay Sandiford

 

 
 

The BBC’s Karishma Vaswani says there were gasps from the court as the sentence was passed

A 56-year-old British grandmother has been sentenced to death by firing squad in Indonesia for drug trafficking.

Lindsay Sandiford was arrested at Bali’s airport in May last year after 4.8kg (10.6lb) of cocaine was found in the lining of her suitcase during a routine customs check.

Sandiford, whose last UK address was in Gloucestershire, said she was coerced into bringing the drugs to the island.

Foreign Office minister Hugo Swire has condemned the sentence.

He told MPs the government strongly objected to the death penalty imposed.

Her lawyers have said they were “surprised” at the verdict and would appeal. Prosecutors had recommended a 15-year sentence of imprisonment.

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