Graham Cleghorn….victim of injustice in Cambodia?

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July 10 2007

Cleghorn stays in Cambodia jail

A New Zealander convicted of rape will stay in a Cambodian jail after a court rejected his appeal.

Graham Cleghorn was sentenced to 20 years in prison after being convicted in February 2004 of raping five young women, all of whom had worked at his home in the tourist town of Siem Reap.

The 60-year-old former temple tour guide has repeatedly denied the charges, saying that he was framed by an activist group involved in helping to prosecute sex crime cases.

But the residing judge has ruled the verdict will be upheld.

A New Zealand diplomat was at Tuesday's hearing but refused to comment.