Graham Cleghorn….victim of injustice in Cambodia?

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The Southland Times
December 8 2006

Appeal delayed in Cambodian rape
by Matthew Torbit

A New Zealander serving 20-years in a Cambodian prison for rape has had his appeal delayed.

Graham Cleghorn, 60, formerly of Wellington, fronted in a Phnom Penh courtroom yesterday morning, but was sent back to his maximum security cell after none of his accusers, their lawyer or Siam Reap members of the Cambodian Woman's Crisis Centre (CWCC) showed for the appeal hearing.

The judge decided to adjourn the case till next month, though a specific date had yet to be set.

Cleghorn was jailed in February 2004 after being found guilty of raping five girls at his Siam Reap home.

He claims he has been framed by corrupt officials who want his land on the edge of the Angkor Wat temple complex.

Cleghorn says he was framed by the non-profit CWCC group.