Graham Cleghorn….victim of injustice in Cambodia?
A new appeal date for a
Dy Borima, who resigned as lawyer for Graham Cleghorn, 58, just hours after an appeal by two Australians against charges brought by the same controversial women's organisation was thrown out by the same judge and the same court despite all witnesses present recanting, said the Phnom Penh Appeals Court had informed him of the date late last week.
Cleghorn was convicted of raping
five female former employees in 2004. Last Friday he said from Prey Sar prison outside
He claimed the Cambodian Women's Crisis Centre (CWCC) set him up to promote its lucrative fund- raising and enable corrupt officials to lay claim to his valuable land at the edge of the Angkor Wat temple complex.
It will be Cleghorn's fourth attempt to have an appeal heard since his first appeal was rejected.
His legal team at the time claimed eight witnesses had been willing to testify then that they had been threatened and offered financial compensation to make false allegations against Cleghorn, but had refused.
But Cleghorn, a former tour guide,
remained pessimistic about his chances, citing