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How British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford was sentenced to death in Bali – World News

Lindsay Sandiford is currently being held in Kerobokan Prison in Bali, Indonesia, awaiting death by firing squad after being convicted of smuggling cocaine to the island in 2012

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Lindsay Sandiford, 65, is currently in Kerobokan Prison, which has about 1,000 inmates

British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford is currently awaiting execution on Bali’s death row after being convicted of smuggling cocaine into the island.

The 65-year-old is currently in Kerobokan prison, which has about 1,000 inmates.

She was arrested in Bali in 2012 after arriving from Bangkok and finding cocaine in her luggage.

Sandiford, formerly a legal secretary, had worked for many years in a law firm in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

She initially insisted that she had been coerced into transporting the drugs by a criminal gang, who had threatened to harm her family if she disobeyed her orders.

The timeline below shows how Sandiford ended up in Bali prison with a death sentence.







Sandiford went to Bangkok and met two people from a drug syndicate
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Early 2012: Sandiford moves to India from Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, England and settles in the new country.

May 17, 2012: Sandiford went to Bangkok, Thailand and met two people from a drug syndicate before picking up a suitcase filled with cocaine.

May 19, 2012: After arriving in Bali from Bangkok, Sandiford is arrested after drugs are found in her luggage. The police accuse her of being part of a drug ring involving three other Britons.

May 20, 2012: Sandiford cooperates with the police and gives them information about the drug syndicate. She claims she was forced to transport the drugs to Bali.







Police accused Sandiford of being part of a drug ring involving three other Britons
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She was sentenced to death in January 2013
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January 22, 2013: Sandiford is sentenced to death on charges of smuggling 10.6 pounds of cocaine into Bali from Thailand. Prosecutors had recommended her 15 years in prison, but a panel of judges sentenced her to death by firing squad.

January 29, 2013: One of the three Britons arrested after Sandiford was arrested on drug smuggling charges, Julian Ponder, was acquitted of smuggling but found guilty of possession of 23g of cocaine. Ponder, from Brighton, UK, was sentenced to six years in prison for drug-related offences.







She lost her first and second appeals against her death sentence
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January 31, 2013: Sandiford loses her offer to the UK government to fund a lawyer for her appeal against the death penalty.

February 15, 2013: The British consulate based in Bali issues a statement on Sandiford’s appointment. The FCDO spokesman says: “It remains the UK’s long-standing policy to oppose the death penalty in all circumstances and we will do everything we can to help British nationals who are at risk of the death penalty.”

April 8, 2013: Sandiford is losing her first appeal against her verdict, with appellate judges ruling the original decision was “accurate and correct”.







Despite everything, she feels “blessed” to have seen her children grow up
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August 30, 2013: Sandiford loses a second appeal against Indonesia’s highest court. Chief judge Artidjo Alkostar says “the decision is unanimous”.

February 22, 2019: Sandiford speaks to MailOnline out of prison and says, “I am blessed to live long enough to see my two sons grow into fine young men and blessed to know my two grandchildren. A lot of people don’t get that in their lifetime.”







Mack said Sandiford spends most of the day alone in her cell
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May 18, 2019 : A fellow inmate, Heather Mack, who was jailed in 2015 after helping her boyfriend murder her mother, spoke to The Mirror. Mack helped her partner wrap her mother’s body in duct tape and stuff it into a suitcase before the couple attempted to escape.

Mack said Sandiford “spends most of the day in her cell quite alone and doesn’t mix with the other prisoners as much.”

She added: “I’m friends with Lindsay but she’s been difficult to talk to lately.

“She snaps at me for no reason, but I still make an effort for her. She said she wanted to die.”

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