Graham Cleghorn….victim of injustice in Cambodia?

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Taranaki Daily News
March 6 2006

Kiwi pleads for fair trial

Graham Cleghorn is pleading with the New Zealand Government to get him a fair hearing that he hopes will save him from the hellish conditions of his Cambodian prison cell.

Cleghorn said he had lost more than 10kg while in jail. He is pale and has difficulty breathing after the short walk from the cramped cell he shares with about two dozen men, whose convictions range from stealing chickens to murder.

He complained of chest pain, numbness in his feet and said all his teeth have rotted since he began his 20-year sentence for rape.

"All I am asking for is two things; a fair trial where my witnesses can be heard; and for the New Zealand Government to request an independent investigation into the Cambodian Women's Crisis Center which brought the charges against me," Cleghorn said.