By: Ro Ro Hunty Twitter @RohanRAL
A 56-year-old Grandmother broke down into tears yesterday as she was sentenced to death by firing squad in Indonesia.
Lindsay Sandiford was arrested last year May in Bali after police found 4.8kg of cocaine worth £1.6million (US $2.5 million) in the lining of her case.
Prosecutors were seeking at least a 15 year prison term. Alas feelings of shock ran through the court room when the judge told Sandiford she would be executed.
During the trial Sandiford claimed she was forced into smuggling by gangsters who threatened to hurt one of her children.
The reasons for her sentence was that she did not appear to care about the consequences of her actions. Sandiford has also harmed Bali’s image as a tourist destination.
There has been a mass of campaigns against this decision. Sandiford has no money to afford a lawyer to appeal in which she has two weeks to do so.
It is believed the execution will not happen as Britain would apply extreme amounts of pressure.
So what are your thoughts about this?
Do you find the decision to harsh?
Reality is different country’s have different consequences for criminal activity. It seems Bali is making an example of Sandiford. I’m against drugs and have no feelings for people that traffic the disease. The lives that are in jeopardy from drugs Sandiford needs to take responsibility for being part of the disease bringing it into the country. I don’t believe in capital punishment either no one should have the right to take another’s life.
I also find it concerning that Britons always expect Britain’s power to bail them out when they have broken the law and face consequences in other countries.
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