Friday verdict for Australian filmmaker’s Cambodian trial

Phnom Penh – The trial of an Australian filmmaker accused of endangering Cambodia’s national security concluded Wednesday with the prosecution insisting that he had engaged in journalism in order to carry out spying.

Jamese Ricketson was arrested in June last year for flying a camera-equipped drone over a rally held by the opposition party. The charge against him is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

The three-judge panel is to deliver its verdict on Friday.

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