Graham Cleghorn….victim of injustice in Cambodia?

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Radio NZ
July 12 2007

Cambodian women's centre says justice done

The Cambodian agency backing women who say they've been raped by New Zealander Graham Cleghorn is dismissing claims he's not had a fair hearing.

The Appeal Court has upheld the expatriate's 2004 conviction and 20 year prison sentence for raping five young women in the tourist town of Siem Reap.

Cleghorn's New Zealand-based lawyer says the court didn't allow defence witnesses, and his family now fear he'll die in prison.

But the director of the Cambodian women's crisis centre, Oung Chanthol, says the decision is a good outcome.

Oung Chanthol says claims by Cleghorn that her centre lied and set him up are groundless.

She says it's normal for an accused to blame someone else.