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01-22-13, 08:28 AM #1
British grandmother sentenced to death for drug trafficking in IndonesiaA British woman has been sentenced to death after attempting to smuggle £1.6m-worth of cocaine into Bali.Lindsay Sandiford, a 56-year-old grandmother, originally from Redcar in Teesside, was arrested for drug trafficking in May last year after local police said they found almost 5kg of cocaine in the lining of her suitcase.There were gasps of surprise in Denpasar district court as the sentence was handed down; the prosecution had sought a 15-year prison term, not the death penalty, but the judge ruled that Sandiford's attempted crime had damaged Bali's image.Sandiford wept as judges handed down the sentence, covering her face with a scarf as she left the courtroom to return to prison. She earlier told the court she was forced into taking the drugs into the country by gangsters who were threatening to hurt one of her children, saying "the lives of my children were in danger".Sandiford is now expected to appeal within the next 14 days. If all legal avenues are exhausted she could ask the president for clemency. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has granted clemency to four drug offenders on death row since taking office in 2004.
01-22-13, 10:37 AM #2
Bet you she doesn't try it again (unless she is granted clemency)'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly
promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
holds forth the proposition that it is entirely
possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'
“A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.” Sigmund Freud
01-22-13, 05:38 PM #3
Granny shouldn't be dealin'.For the morning will come. Brightly will it shine on the brave and true, kindly upon all who suffer for the cause, glorious upon the tombs of heroes. Thus will shine the dawn.
01-22-13, 07:57 PM #4
IMG could turn a conversation about the weather into a mouthwatering food story. - Cidp24
And always add bacon! - Shad Kirton, Co-owner/Chef Smokey D's
There are no stupid questions, just stupid people asking questions.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. - Solomon
We were all born wild. It was up to our parents to domesticate us.
01-23-13, 11:45 AM #5
Don't do the crime if you can't do the time.
Unlike this country , other countries don't like it when you come to their country thinking you are too good to obey their laws and they are quick to make an example of you.SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
"It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
Far from being a handicap to command, compassion is the measure of it. For unless one values the lives of his soldiers and is tormented by their ordeals , he is unfit to command.
-General Omar Bradley, United States Army
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