|Australian filkmmaker James Ricketson appears in a Phnom Penh court earlier this month. Photo: Fresh News Cambodia|
Government must act over
Australian filmmaker held in CambodiaForeign Minister Julie Bishop effectively lobbied the Egyptian government when Australian journalist Peter Greste was unjustly detained for 400 days on concocted charges of aiding terrorism.
Those working for Cambodia's largest pro-democracy non-government organisations say they have been followed by government agents, and their homes placed under surveillance.