Cambodia Is Putting an Australian Filmmaker on Trial for Espionage. His Family Says He's Innocent
TIME | 15 June 2018
Sitting alone in the dock wearing a tatty orange jump suit, James Ricketson turns around to give the press in the courtroom a wearied shrug. The 69-year-old Australian filmmaker has been accused of espionage in Cambodia, and attended the first hearing Friday of a trial that could see him imprisoned for up to 10 years.
At the hearing Friday, the judge postponed Ricketson’s trial for one month. A new court date has not yet been announced.
“I need to see the evidence against me so I can form a defense,” Ricketson told the judge. “Otherwise I will be back [in court] in a month in the same situation.”