Graham Cleghorn….victim of injustice in Cambodia?

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Three News
July 11 2007; 13:11

Cambodian court denies Kiwi appeal against rape convictions

An appeal court in Cambodia has upheld the sex crimes convictions of former Wellington traffic officer Graham Cleghorn.

The decision leaves him locked in Phnom Penh's Prey Sar prison until 2024 for raping five teenagers.

The 60-year-old was not present in court, but one of his defence lawyers called the verdict unfair and said his client would appeal to the Supreme Court.

The former Angkor Watt tour guide says he was framed by an activist group involved in helping to prosecute sex crime cases.

Brian Robinson runs a supporters website back in New Zealand and says there is a lot of scope for bribery and corruption in Cambodia.