Lindsay Sandiford Latest: UK Government opposes Bali death penalty
THE BRITISH Government has stressed its opposition to the death penalty in a statement supporting the appeal of Cheltenham's Lindsay Sandiford.
The grandmother faces death by a firing squad after smuggling cocaine into Bali.
The 56-year-old, previously of Hester's Way, is appealing the death penalty.
A UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) spokesman said a brief had been submitted to Denpasar High Court, on the island, as part of Sandiford's appeal.
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"It continues to be the longstanding policy of the United Kingdom to oppose the death penalty in all circumstances and we will do all we can to assist British nationals facing the death penalty," he said.
He added allegations of mistreatment of Sandiford had been raised with the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
"We do not comment on legal matters as this may prejudice an individual's case," he said.
"We take allegations of mistreatment extremely seriously and if any British national alleges mistreatment, we will, with their permission, raise it with the appropriate authorities."
Sandiford was arrested after a flight from Bangkok in May 2012 and accused of being at the centre of a drugs ring involving three other Britons.
She has repeatedly denied she was attempting to sell drugs in Bali and insisted she was coerced into carrying the drugs by gangsters threatening her children.