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

Daughter says the health of the 69-year-old Australian, who was sentenced to six years jail, is failing and he could die in prison.

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.

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