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Lindsay Sandiford: Death Row Appeal Rejected
Indonesia's top court has rejected an appeal by a British grandmother sentenced to death for trafficking drugs into Bali.
Lindsay Sandiford was sentenced to death by firing squad in January.
A panel of three judges at the Supreme Court in Jakarta unanimously rejected her appeal.
The 57-year-old was arrested in May 2012 at Bali airport when customs officers found the drugs in her luggage.
Prosecutors say Sandiford was at the centre of a drugs ring involving three other Britons.
She says she was forced to transport the drugs under duress as her children's safety was threatened.
The death sentence came as a shock after prosecutors recommended 15 years imprisonment.
This is her second appeal against the ruling. A previous bid in April also failed
Sandiford can now seek a judicial review of the decision from the same court.
After that, only the president can grant her a reprieve, although experts have said this seldom happens in such cases.
This month Sky News was granted rare access behind the walls of Kerobokan jail, where she is being held.
The notorious facility is nicknamed Hotel K by its inmates.