Graham Cleghorn….victim of injustice in Cambodia?

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July 11 2007; 07:41

Cleghorn Lawyers Look To Supreme Court

Lawyers representing a New Zealand man convicted of sex offences in Cambodia say they will look at taking his case to the Supreme Court.

Graeme Cleghorn's appeal against his five rape convictions was rejected by a Cambodian court yesterday.

Cleghorn was sentenced to twenty years in jail, but has long maintained his innocence.

His New Zealand-based lawyer, Greg King, says defence witnesses were not able to be called in court during last week's hearing, and the court only seemed to endorse the original conviction.

He says they will now look at taking the case to Cambodia's Supreme Court, which could take about six months.