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This page last updated 11 July 2007
23 October Arrested, charged & detained in custody.
17 February Tried & convicted (no cross-examination of complainants, defence witnesses disallowed) Sentence: 20 years. Lawyer: Nach Try.
6 December 1st scheduled appeal adjourned (no independent translator provided for Cleghorn, discrepancies found in ages of complainants).
18 July 2nd scheduled appeal adjourned (following resignation of Nach Try, Cleghorn had no legal representation).
January 3rd scheduled appeal held in secret (Cleghorn & his lawyer Dy Borima advised after the event that his conviction has been upheld).
March Following approach from NZ Ambassador, Cambodian authorities agree to reopen appeal.
9 June Dy Borima resigns.
24 June New lawyers Bou Nou Ouk & Parters (BNO) appointed.
10 July 4th scheduled appeal adjourned (insufficient preparation time for BNO).
8 December 5th scheduled appeal adjourned (complainants fail to attend court).
4 January 6th scheduled appeal adjourned (prison authorities fail to deliver Cleghorn to court).
31 January 7th scheduled appeal adjourned (defence request for new judges & re-investigation of case accepted).
4 July 8th scheduled appeal, 3 hour hearing (new judges appointed but case has not been re-investigated)
10 July Appeal Verdict, Sentence Upheld - Defence witnesses not called