of injustice in
A two-week investigation by The
Dominion Post in
Cleghorn claimed the five teenage girls whose testimony led to his being jailed for 20 years were bribed by the Cambodian Women's Crisis Centre into making false statements. He said he was wrongly arrested to impress aid donors who set aside money to combat sex crimes.
But records uncovered during the investigation into Cleghorn's case show the girls were visited by six different groups urging them to withdraw their statements.
After intervention from
An unsuccessful appeal against the conviction was held without either Cleghorn's or his lawyer's knowledge.
Cleghorn's supporters claimed the
legal system that dismissed the appeal was symptomatic of the corruption and
lack of due process endemic in
Court transcripts uncovered in the newspaper's investigation indicated Cleghorn's wife was aware her husband had slept with some of the girls.
Cleghorn is being held in the
notorious Prey Sar prison, in the Cambodian capital,