Graham Cleghorn….victim of injustice in Cambodia?

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The Dominion Post
December 12 2006

Cause celebre in Cambodia

 

IN SHORT

What: Sex and Lies in Cambodia

Where: TV One

When: 9.35pm, Monday

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Sex and Lies in Cambodia is an investigation into the controversy behind the case of New Zealander Graham Cleghorn, accused of raping teenagers in Siem Reap.

The case of Cleghorn, accused of paedophilia and convicted of rape, has been headline news since his conviction in 2004.

The concerns over his trial were so grave that the New Zealand Government sent an ambassador from Thailand on a special diplomatic mission to help get Cleghorn his second appeal.

The former Wellington man, 59, was sentenced to 20 years in Prey Sar prison in Phnom Pen.

He is accused of raping several girls who worked as servants in his house.

Cleghorn was jailed for 20 years, and his young Cambodian wife was convicted of conspiracy.

In this documentary, director/reporter Ingrid Leary travels to Cambodia to see if she can uncover the truth about why Cleghorn and his wife claim they were set up, and whether they have been treated fairly by the Cambodian justice system. The documentary includes exclusive interviews with Cleghorn, his wife, the judge in the case, Cleghorn's lawyers and supporters, the girls who say he raped them and staff at the women's refuge that sheltered the girls and arranged their testimony.