of injustice in
A New Zealander jailed in
Graham Cleghorn, 60, formerly of
Mr Cleghorn's daughter Heidi
Madeley said from
Her father has now been jailed for more than 40 months without a chance to appeal his case.
Ms Madeley said the most serious breach was the way her father's initial appeal was handled in February 2006.
It was thrown out after bring heard in secret with neither Mr Cleghorn, his lawyer, his witnesses nor New Zealand embassy staff present.
Two further appeals were aborted during the next 11 months, the first after none of his accusers showed up in court, and the second after officials failed to deliver him to court.
The Cambodian Appeals Court has now agreed to change the judge's panel, but a new appeal date is yet to be set.
The new panel would take a fresh look at his case, Ms Madeley said.
An appeal hearing in
"It's fantastic, it's just amazing, I can't describe how I felt when I heard the news. It's the best thing that's happened so far," Ms Madeley said.
She said the ruling had given her
father a lift, and he was also being supported by his three daughters who
have all travelled to
"Physically he's not doing so well, but mentally he's a little better.
"We have to start right from the beginning so it won't happen overnight."
A Foreign Affairs and Trade Ministry spokeswoman said British embassy staff attended yesterday's hearing and Mr Cleghorn would continue to receive consular assistance, including prison visits.
CASE REOPENED: Graham Cleghorn is to have his conviction for rape reinvestigated.