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'I don’t love Cambodia any less': Ricketson home after 'spy' ordeal

'I don’t love Cambodia any less': Ricketson home after 'spy' ordeal

On Friday, filmmaker James Ricketson was facing another six years in Cambodia's notorious Prey Sar prison. On Sunday, he arrived at Sydney Airport a free man.

  • by Josh Dye & Michael Ruffles

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James Ricketson's family elated following Australian filmmaker's royal pardon
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James Ricketson's family elated following Australian filmmaker's royal pardon

James Ricketson has left his Phnom Penh jail and will soon be deported to Australia, possibly by Sunday.

  • by Fergus Hunter & Bevan Shields
Australian filmmaker James Ricketson granted royal pardon in Cambodia
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Australian filmmaker James Ricketson granted royal pardon in Cambodia

Australian filmmaker who was sentenced to six years in prison in Cambodia for espionage, has been granted a royal pardon, according to a government statement

  • by Luke Hunt
Lawyers for jailed filmmaker James Ricketson request royal pardon
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Lawyers for jailed filmmaker James Ricketson request royal pardon

Legal team for James Ricketson submit a request to the Cambodian monarch seeking a royal pardon.

  • by Luke Hunt
Former Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha freed from jail
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Former Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha freed from jail

The former opposition leader has been freed after more than a year in jail, but critics of Hun Sen's regime are cynical about the timing.

  • by James Massola
Australian James Ricketson found guilty of espionage in Cambodia
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Australian James Ricketson found guilty of espionage in Cambodia

An unusually long trial ended in Cambodia on Friday, after the filmmaker strongly rejected that any evidence of spying had been offered against him.

  • by Erin Handley
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'Perhaps I am a political prisoner': Australian James Ricketson grilled over Turnbull letter
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'Perhaps I am a political prisoner': Australian James Ricketson grilled over Turnbull letter

The Australian filmmaker, on trial in Cambodia for espionage, was grilled by judges over his letter to former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull.

  • by Erin Handley
Australian filmmaker tells Cambodian court 'no evidence I'm a spy'
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Australian filmmaker tells Cambodian court 'no evidence I'm a spy'

The trial of James Ricketson on espionage charges in Phnom Penh has been extended to allow more questioning.

  • by Erin Handley
James Ricketson's trial goes to the movies as life imitates art
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James Ricketson's trial goes to the movies as life imitates art

Making a film about starving on a desert island was unintended preparation for a life in a Cambodian jail.

  • by Erin Handley
'Unbelievable': Australian filmmaker James Ricketson decries evidence against him

'Unbelievable': Australian filmmaker James Ricketson decries evidence against him

One of the pieces of evidence was a letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

  • by Erin Handley
Don't interfere with Cambodia's 'smooth' election: China to world

Don't interfere with Cambodia's 'smooth' election: China to world

A top Chinese government diplomat says foreigners should not interfere in Cambodia's internal affairs after an election was broadly criticised as being neither free nor fair.