A GRANDMOTHER sentenced to death for drug smuggling could be able to appeal against the decision after £2,500 was donated to her cause.
Lindsay Sandiford, who was sentenced to death by firing squad two weeks ago, failed in a legal challenge to force the UK Government to fund the cost of her appeal.
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The 56-year-old, formerly of Redcar, east Cleveland, was sentenced after attempting to smuggle £1.7m of cocaine in Bali.
The mother-of-two, who has been living in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, for a number of years, maintained she had been forced to do it after threats were made against her family.
Today, (Sunday, February 3), charity, Reprieve, announced that an unnamed person had made a £2,500 online donation to cover the cost of the legal challenge.
Harriet McCullough, of Reprieve, said: “It is heartening to see that even if the Government won’t help the British public will. But valuable time has been lost.”
Her sister, Hilary Parsons, who is in Bali trying to raise funds said: “We are very relieved.”
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