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Web debate on death sentence

By Gloucestershire Echo  |  Posted: February 06, 2013

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DEBATE over whether Cheltenham grandmother Lindsay Sandiford should face the death penalty in Bali has been raging among Echo readers.

The 56-year-old, who was found guilty of drug smuggling by a court on the island, was told she would face a firing squad.

She has been given £2,500 towards appealing her sentence by human rights charity Reprieve.

Cheltenham MP Martin Horwood has been lobbying for intervention on her behalf, to stop a sentence he believes is "morally wrong".

Echo readers went onto www. thisisgloucestershire.co.uk to voice their opinions.

Bellyflop said: "We should not involve ourselves with the local rules and laws of Bali."

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  • cheltenham20  |  February 06 2013, 11:01AM

    Personly i think this is a great scare tactic by the Bali Judiciary, obviously the British government will be working behind the scene's,, and she will end up doing about 5 years in Bali, thenn a few years in a british jail... I think that will stop her gallop... Personly i have no sympathy with drug dealers, they deserve what they get....An evil trade by evil people...

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  • TIMONLINE2010  |  February 06 2013, 10:06AM

    But that doesn't mean they're right Spud0!

  • Spud0  |  February 06 2013, 9:29AM

    Amongst those who support the execution are those offering to pay for the bullets, those that think Bali's legal system and society are superior to that of the UK and despite the UK having a very low crime rate on the global scale think the UK Justice system has gone to pot, they alsio have now regard for the value of a fair trial. If there was such thing as the Gloucestershire Taliban these would be their views. No major political party in the UK supports capital punishment so let's stop knocking Lid Dem MP Martin Horwood.

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