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Death penalty grandmother to sue British govt: charity

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British human rights charity Reprieve said on Monday that a grandmother convicted of cocaine smuggling was suing the British government for allegedly failing to support an appeal against her death sentence in Indonesia. 

British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford (R), 56, pictured inside the holding cell after a court in Bali handed down its verdict in Denpasar on the resort island of Bali on January 22, 2013. British human rights charity Reprieve said on Monday that Sandiford was suing the British government for allegedly failing to support an appeal against her death sentence in Indonesia.

A court last Tuesday sentenced Briton Lindsay Sandiford, 56, to death by firing squad for smuggling almost five kilogrammes (11 pounds) of cocaine worth $2.4 million into the resort island of Bali last May.

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