Indonesia sentences British woman to death for drug smuggling
Lindsay June Sandiford leaves a holding cell to the prison after her trial at a court in Denpasar, Bali on January 22, 2013.
January 22nd, 2013
05:28 AM ET

Indonesia sentences British woman to death for drug smuggling

A 56-year-old British woman accused of smuggling in blocks of cocaine in her suitcase has been sentenced to death in Indonesia.

Prosecutors in Bali had asked for a 15-year sentence for Lindsay June Sandiford.

It was not immediately known why the judge decided to hand down the death penalty.

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  1. Mary

    Also, why haven't you addressed the fact that it is for those non-law abiding citizens?

    January 22, 2013 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mary

    I love having to brake up my original post to get my comment thru.

    January 22, 2013 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Join the club.

      January 22, 2013 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      lol @ Scottish Mamma, Nice to see you and where have you been?

      January 22, 2013 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Hello Mary. Being censored even with a nice post. lol. No drones please. It seems we are desensitized in the movies and have to have ratings on them, but in our government restrictions we seem to let them walk on us.

      January 22, 2013 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    I don't particula3ly care if the President signed the particular order; I would just like to know where you get off thinking that lawbreakers are any less citizens and deserve to be droned; not to mention collateral damage.
    You advocate genocide.
    Stop splitting hairs.

    January 22, 2013 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    And, Mary, right now you are stealing company time and resources; you are breaking the law, (and the 8th Commandment.)
    By your logic, you deserve to be droned, correct?

    January 22, 2013 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      Who said I was at work today?

      January 22, 2013 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      9th Commandment broken.

      January 22, 2013 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      Yes, just as I have felt before; you're a waste of time to speak with... Good day

      January 22, 2013 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Why, thank you, Mary; the feeling is mutual.

      January 22, 2013 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©


    January 22, 2013 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    Good morning folks.
    Indefinite incarceration without legal recourse or warrant, warrant less wiretapping , surveillance , drones, our e-mails and phone conversations read & analyzed. Did I leave out something?

    January 22, 2013 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Oh, yeah, but we're "safe."
      What a load of hooey.
      The question is, safe from whom?
      (And yes, I'm being sarcastic again.)

      January 22, 2013 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mary

    @saywhat, As you well know all that is happening now; just hasn't been advertized. Cleaning up this world is what I advocate; not the genocide of innocent people as perported. Those that may not be directly guilty can be guilty by association, yes?

    January 22, 2013 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      I don't know what else one would call advocating drone strikes by the US gov't against US citizens in inner cities but genocide.
      "Those that may not be directly guilty can be guilty by association, yes?" Meaning what? That people who know someone who has broken the law deserve to die, too?
      Maybe because they live in the same building?

      January 22, 2013 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    The whole idea is absolutely ludicrious @ banasy, and could only be inspired by an insane person, similar only to Hitler!

    January 23, 2013 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
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