James Ricketson’s daughter pleads for release of film-maker jailed in Cambodia

James Ricketson’s daughter has pleaded with the Australian government and people to campaign for her father’s release from a Cambodian prison, saying she is worried he will die in jail.

The jailed Australian film-maker – sentenced to six years in prison in a show trial during which no evidence supporting the charge of espionage made against him was presented – is in failing health in the Prey Sar prison in the capital, Phnom Penh.

A change.org petition from Roxanne Holmes has attracted nearly 100,000 signatures, calling on the Australian government to advocate for Ricketson’s release.

Read the full story: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/05/james-ricketsons-daughter-pleads-for-release-of-film-maker-jailed-in-cambodia

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