September 2005: NZ Lawyer says trial "flawed"; Govt should
Greg King says the Government should step in to ensure Graham Cleghorn "gets
a fair shot at justice".
Mr King has reviewed the trial documents after being approached by
Cleghorn's family, and said "a whole raft of outrageous abuses"
surrounded the case.
The prosecution witnesses were not cross-examined,
Cleghorn had been prevented from calling his own witnesses,
His Cambodian lawyer "didn't open his mouth" throughout the
The founder of the women's rights group that encouraged the girls to
bring the case against Cleghorn was a sister of the judge
"There's a line between interfering in another
country's justice system and ensuring New Zealand citizens are properly
advised and represented. The New Zealand Government shouldn't stand by and
allow this to happen to its citizens overseas."
2005-0913 - NZ Herald - 'Abuses'
in rape trial
2005-0912 - One News - Lawyer wants
intervention in rape case
- Dominion Post - Kiwi fights Cambodian rape verdict
May 2005; Graham Cleghorn one of 600 NZers in prison overseas
More than 600 New
Zealanders are being held in overseas jails accused of offences ranging from
drug trafficking to violent crime
2005-0502 - Dominion Post -
Hundreds of Kiwis in overseas cells