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Death sentence surprises defendant

  • Ni Komang Erviani

    The Jakarta Post

Denpasar | Wed, January 23 2013 | 08:59 am
Death sentence surprises defendant

PREMIUM Briton Lindsay June Sandiford, 56, who was on trial for smuggling 4.7 kilograms of cocaine, and the spectators who attended her final trial session Tuesday, were equally taken by surprise when the panel of judges at the Denpasar District Court sentenced her to death.

The verdict was far heavier than 15 years imprisonment sought by prosecutors. Although the existing legal system and codes ha...