Ricketson Pardoned

Ricketson spent 14 months behind bars before his three week trial ended with a guilty verdict and a six year jail term
Photo by Luke Hunt Australian filmmaker and convicted spy James Ricketson is led away from a Cambodian court

Australian filmmaker James Ricketson has returned to Australia after his six-year sentence for spying — following a trial sharply criticized by human rights groups and politicians — was pardoned by Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihamoni. But he says he still loves Cambodia and will return as soon as possible.

His guilty verdict in a long running espionage trialwas troubling on several fronts with respect to how justice is meted out in Cambodia. Read more.

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