British grandma sentenced to death in Bali ‘doesn’t fear firing squad’

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British grandma sentenced to death in Bali 'doesn't fear firing squad'



A grandma who has been sentenced to death by firing squad in Bali has said authorities should ‘get on with it’ as she doesn’t fear death.
But Lindsay Sandiford, 62, said she didn’t want her family to be there during the ‘public humiliation’.
Sandiford was caught in 2012 with four kilograms of coke after flying to Bali from Bangkok.

Lindsay Sandiford, 62, said authorities should ‘get on with it’ after being sentenced to death by firing squadShe told MailOnline she had now decided to give up efforts to lodge a life-saving appeal.
From her death row cell she said: ‘Dying doesn’t bother me.
Aaron Campbell caught on his mum’s CCTV after raping and killing Alesha MacPhail, 6‘What I am uncomfortable about is the public humiliation.
‘You’re dragged half-way around the country and paraded in front of the press before being executed and that will be the worst thing for me.
‘My attitude is “If you want to shoot me, shoot me. Get on with it.” I’ve done a terrible thing, I know, but the worst thing is the ritual public humiliation they seem to enjoy.’
Sandiford now spends her time knitting clothes for her two granddaughters who visit her in prison.

She has spent six years locked up in jail despite (Picture: Red Door News/ http://www.lindsaysandiford.org)She has spent six years locked up in jail despite cooperating with authorities to bring those higher up in a drugs’ syndicate to justice.
She said she was forced into picking up the bag of drugs as one of her sons feared for his life.
It is understood that she would be executed, at only 72 hours’ notice, in Nusa Kambangan, known as ‘Execution island’.
Isis suspect ‘Jihadi Jack’ begs for UK return as he misses his ‘mum and Doctor Who’She added: ‘I’ve told my family I don’t want any of them to come when it happens.
‘I’ve said to my sons if you come I will refuse to see you so don’t bother coming. I’ve told them when I’m dead there will be no ceremonies, no nothing.
‘If there’s any money left spend it all in one day and have a party and enjoy yourselves.’

It is understood she will be executed in Nusa Kambangan, known as ‘Execution island’Sandiford, a former legal secretary from Redcar, Teesside, had no previous convictions when she was sentenced to death in 2013.
On her website for her appeal she says: ‘My execution is imminent and I know I might die at any time now.
‘I could be taken tomorrow from my cell in Bali to Nusa Kambangan – the place they call Execution Island – and given 72 hours’ notice before I am put in front of a firing squad.
‘I still find it hard to believe how my life has been turned upside down in the last few years and how I ended up here alone in a prison on the other side of the world, waiting to be told when I will die.’
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The British government refused to fund Sandiford’s appeal, despite a ruling from the Supreme Court who said there were ‘substantial’ mitigating factors.
The ringleader of the alleged syndicate, Julian Ponder, 50, from Brighton, was freed from Kerobokan prison in late 2017.
He had served just six years after being convicted of a reduced charge of cocaine possession. When traced to a hotel in Kuala Lumpur he declined to comment, Mail Online said.

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