James Ricketson: Australian filmmaker claims prison guards stole his defence documents

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.

Expected on Friday, a verdict will now be delayed until next week, with Mr Ricketson, 69, facing up to 10 years in prison on charges of collecting information that could jeopardise Cambodia’s national security.

In lieu of its final witnesses, the defence spent the morning establishing Mr Ricketson as a legitimate filmmaker, including with the presentation of a 15-minute video clip made up of photographs and excerpts from a body of work stretching back 40 years.

Read the full story: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-24/lawyes-of-james-ricketson-hit-hurdles-in-cambodia/10162730

© 2018, The Cambodia Daily. All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reproduced in print, electronically, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without written permission.