Indonesia

Indonesian Court Upholds Death Sentence for British Grandmother Convicted of Drug Smuggling

Found guilty of smuggling $2.5 million worth of cocaine

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An Indonesian court upheld the death sentence against a British woman convicted of smuggling $2.5 million worth of cocaine into the resort island of Bali, a court official said Monday.

The Bali High Court rejected an appeal from Lindsay June Sandiford, 56, who was convicted in January by a district court and sentenced to face a firing squad, said court spokesman Makkasau. The decision on her appeal came last week, and Sandiford has 14 days to appeal to the national Supreme Court, said Makkasau, who uses only one name like many Indonesians.