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[–]noah[S] 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (1 child)

Australian film-maker James Ricketson has been found guilty of espionage in Cambodia and sentenced to six years in jail.

His family say they are devastated at his conviction and sentence, and have called on the Australian government to pressure Cambodia to release him.

Ricketson, 69, said he had worked as a journalist and video documenter in the south-east Asian country since 1995 and was arrested in June 2017 for flying a drone at a political rally. He has been incarcerated since then, with the guilty verdict given this morning by a three-judge panel in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh.

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[–]useless_aether 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

six years! insane. once a commie dictatorship, always a commie dictatorship