The British government and Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond
Lindsay Sandiford faces imminent execution by firing squad in Indonesia. After her arrest in 2012, she cooperated with police to secure the arrest of more senior syndicate members. Despite this, she was sentenced to death while the people whose arrests she made possible were given jail terms of one to six years.Lindsay, who has no previous criminal convictions, has no money to challenge her sentence and has been refused funding by the British government despite a recommendation from five Supreme Court judges in London. Those judges said “substantial mitigating factors” in her case had been ignored and there was a “remarkable disparity of her sentence with those members of the syndicate she helped bring to justice”.Her plight has been worsened by the lack of any consular assistance. In view of the extraordinary circumstances surrounding Lindsay’s case, we call on Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to urgently reverse the previous Foreign Secretaries decision and accept the Supreme Court recommendation to extend funding to Lindsay so that she can fight the injustice she has been subjected to and mount a last legal challenge against her death penalty.