Cambodia’s pardon of Australian filmmaker ends ‘nightmare’, says family

Melbourne – The family of an Australian filmmaker pardoned by Cambodia after being jailed on espionage charges said on Saturday it was happy the “nightmare” came to an end, while the Australian foreign minister thanked the government in Phnom Penh for his release.

James Ricketson, 69, was freed from Phnom Penh’s Prey Sar prison on Friday after a court sentenced him in August to six years in jail for damaging the country’s reputation.

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