Firing squad granny in race against time to appeal after blunder by the Foreign Office

Firing squad granny in race against time to appeal after blunder by the Foreign Office Appeal letter on behalf of Lindsay Sandiford, 56, rejected after mix-upSister Hilary Parsons accuses Foreign Office of 'incompetence and insensitivity But plea finally accepted after agonising 18-hour waitMs Parsons reveals fellow suspect Julian Ponder has made death threats to her sister By Simon Parry PUBLISHED: 22:22 GMT, 2 February 2013 | UPDATED: 09:44 GMT, 3 February 2013 A grandmother facing execution in Bali for drug-smuggling nearly lost her chance to appeal against her sentence because of an astonishing Foreign Office mix-up. After 56-year-old Lindsay Sandiford was sentenced to death by firing squad 12 days ago for smuggling 1.6 million worth of cocaine, British Embassy officials offered to submit a letter to court on her behalf, saying that she intended to contest the penalty. Sandiford had seven days after her sentencing to file the letter.

Drug-smuggling British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford escapes firing squad but still faces 15 years in Bali jail

Drug-smuggling British grandmother escapes firing squad but still faces 15 years in Bali jail… as another member of 'gang' finds out she'll be home by April Lindsay Sandiford, 56, was stopped with cocaine worth 1.6m in suitcaseProsecutor will ask for 15 years jail despite mandatory death sentence She is among four Britons accused of smuggling the drugs from Thailand Julian Ponder, of Brighton, is facing prison or death in trial set for JanuaryRachel Dougall, 39, jailed for one year and and Paul Beales, 39, for four | UPDATED: 07:51 GMT, 21 December 2012 A British grandmother has avoided the death penalty – but faces 15 years in a Bali jail for drug-running