What the Ricketson Case Says About Justice in Cambodia

A closer look at the outcome of a much-anticipated verdict.

The recent guilty verdict in the long running espionage trial of Australian filmmaker James Ricketson, who was arrested last year for flying a drone over an opposition political rally without a permit, is troubling on several fronts with respect to how justice is meted out in Cambodia.

The precedents evident in the handing down of the six-year jail term sentence are extraordinary. Prosecutor Seang Sok did not name the country the 69-year-old spied for, no witnesses were produced, nor was there any proof that he was paid to collect information or a clear establishment of motive.

Read the full story: https://thediplomat.com/2018/08/what-the-ricketson-case-says-about-justice-in-cambodia/

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