The Straits Times
Published on Feb 13, 2013

Britain intervenes in grandmother death row case in Bali


DENPASAR (AFP) - Britain has raised claims that Indonesian authorities mistreated a British grandmother on death row for drug trafficking, in a statement supporting her appeal which was seen Wednesday.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office submitted a document in Indonesian to the Denpasar District Court citing allegations that officials had "violated Lindsay Sandiford's fundamental rights under international laws and the Indonesian constitution".

They said Sandiford, 56, was allegedly threatened with a gun and deprived of sleep.

"The British government wants to attract the court's attention to serious allegations of mistreatment by related officers and officials at the time Lindsay Sandiford was first detained," said the document obtained by AFP from the court.