Drug smuggling gran Lindsay Sandiford has lost her second appeal against her death sentence in Indonesia’s highest court today.
The 57-year-old faces death by firing squad for trying to traffic £1.6m of cocaine into Bali in May last year.
She will now be executed unless she seeks a judicial review or is granted clemency from the president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who has previously warned he routinely turns down “almost all” requests.
Since coming to power a decade ago he has pardoned just four drug dealers.
Yesterday three judges at Indonesia’s Supreme Court unanimously upheld the original Bali court’s decision and an earlier appeal decision in April.
“The decision is unanimous,” said the panel’s chief judge, Artidjo Alkostar, adding that there was “no dissenting opinion”.
Sandiford, from Cheltenham, Gloucs, was arrested at Bali airport when customs officers found the stash of drugs in her luggage when she flew in from Bangkok.
Prosecutors say Sandiford was at the centre of a drugs ring involving three other Britons.
During her trial she said she was forced to transport the drugs under duress as her children’s safety was threatened.
At the end of the trial the capital punishment ruling came as a shock as even the prosecution had only asked for a 15 year jail sentence
In the last 15 years five foreigners have been executed in Indonesia for drugs crimes in the country.
She is currently being held in the notorious Kerobokan jail, nicknamed Hotel K by the inmates.
Only the Mercy and Divine intervention can see her through this Mess,#smh