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Graham Cleghorn, 55, was convicted of raping five young women in what his lawyer Greg King says was a farcical trial. He was sentenced in 2004, but his lawyer says he was set up and his recent appeal breached all known human rights.
Cleghorn was granted an appeal last month but wasn't told of it and wasn't represented.
King says that he would like to see more politicians speaking out about Cleghorn's case and the importance of a fair trial.
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stepped in to help last week.
The ministry says it only learnt of last month's appeal in the past week and by international standards it breaches Graham Cleghorn's right to a fair hearing.
King says diplomatic efforts should now be stepped up