of injustice in
The accuser's cannot afford the trips to the court
NZPA / Ruth Hill
An appeal for convicted
Appeal Court officials said that
Cleghorn's scheduled hearing in
But Cleghorn's lawyer and officials from the Cambodian Women's Crisis Centre (CWCC), which represents the complainants, both said they knew nothing of the motion.
Cleghorn, 60, a former traffic
His subsequent appeals process has been marred by two years of allegations, acrimony and repeated delays.
Leam Suy, the mother of one teenage rape complainant, said the delays were draining her family's resources and sowing confusion among the victims and their supporters.
"Even though the delays have happened again and again we will continue to come to the court. We will come until a judge says in front of all of us what's wrong and what's right," she said.
"But I am wondering why the court delayed once again. We've come to the court so many times, we're running out of money."
Cleghorn's lawyer, Nou Tepirith,
said: "I haven't received any information from the
"I expect a letter from the
But CWCC lawyer Pol Sun said: "Maybe the defence lawyers filed a complaint against the judges -- because they don't have confidence in them."
On January 14 the appeal stalled because the court failed to arrange Cleghorn's transport from prison.
Last month the hearing was postponed because the complainants' mothers and CWCC lawyers did not turn up to court, saying they were not given the legally required two weeks' notice.
Cleghorn's first appeal was thrown out last January in a hearing that neither he nor his lawyer attended.