‘There’s been no evidence presented against me’: The emotional plea made by an Australian filmmaker as he’s led away from court accused of spying with a drone in Cambodia

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.

James Ricketson, 69, was arrested in June last year for flying a camera-equipped drone over a political rally held by the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party.

The party was dissolved as part of a sweeping crackdown on the opposition and media critical of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government, ahead of last month’s general election, in which the ruling party won all 125 National Assembly seats.

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