Jailed Australian film-maker’s son says six years in prison ‘will kill’ his father and pleads for the king to show mercy.
The jailing by Cambodia of James Ricketson, an Australian documentary film producer, for “espionage” was predictable. Shamefully, Australia did little to save him, a fact that hardly points to that country as a leader in the Pacific region.
Peter Greste, the Australian journalist who was jailed in Egypt for more than a year while working for Al Jazeera, says the Government "clearly needs to do more" in assisting filmmaker James Ricketson who has been convicted of spying in Cambodia.
A Myanmar judge on Monday jailed two Reuters journalists for seven years after finding them guilty of breaching a law on state secrets drawing widespread criticism for the Southeast Asian country already under a cloud for a brutal crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.
Australian filmmaker James Ricketson's conviction and jailing on bogus espionage charges is as shameful to Canberra as it is to Phnom Penh.
Australia needs to step up its efforts to help jailed filmmaker James Ricketson from rotting in Cambodian jail for six years.
A closer look at the outcome of a much-anticipated verdict.
Son of James Ricketson says he's "devastated" after a Cambodia court hands 6 years in jail to the Australian filmmaker for spying bloom.
Australian filmmaker James Ricketson has been sentenced to six years in jail by a Cambodian court for espionage despite the prosecution's failure to even identify the country for which he was allegedly spying.
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.
Australian filmmaker James Ricketson told a Cambodian court how he was dragged from the busy Phnom Penh riverside, hurled into a police vehicle and detained for six days before being told that he had been charged with espionage in June last year.
The legal defence team of Australian filmmaker and accused spy James Ricketson have hit hurdles in Cambodia, with key witnesses unavailable and the accused claiming his prison cell had been raided and his case file confiscated.
A court in Cambodia on Friday viewed some of the work produced by an Australian filmmaker charged with endangering national security by flying a drone over an opposition party rally last year.
In a week that saw two journalists accused of espionage released on bail and four jailed land rights activists pardoned completely in Cambodia, filmmaker James Ricketson remains imprisoned after what had been expected to be the final day of his trial.
According to an order issued Tuesday evening by Judge Pich Vicheathor, the two journalists will be freed on bail but will have stringent conditions placed on their release.
An Australian filmmaker in Cambodia facing five to ten years in prison on a charge of endangering national security testified on Monday that he wants to buy land to resettle poor local families.
The Australian film-maker and alleged spy James Ricketson is a good man who helps the poor and is not involved in politics, a Phnom Penh court has been told.
Cambodian political commentator Kim Sok was released from prison on Friday morning after serving an 18-month jail term for “defamation” and “incitement to cause social disorder,” and was quick to slam the country’s ruling party for using “tricks” to obtain a victory in last month’s general election.
The trial of Australian filmmaker James Ricketson has begun in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh.
The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the Cambodian government's move to block news websites ahead of yesterday's national elections and called for an end to the state's censorship and harassment of the media.