PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – A Cambodian court sentenced an Australian filmmaker to six years in prison after finding him guilty of espionage on Friday.
Australian filmmaker James Ricketson shouts inside a prison truck as he leaves the Municipal Court of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, August 31, 2018. REUTERS/Samrang Pring
James Ricketson, 69, was arrested last June after he was photographed flying a drone above a political rally organized by the now-dissolved opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP).
Speaking in court after the verdict, Ricketson expressed disbelief. “Which country was I conducting espionage for?” he asked.
Reporting by Prak Chan Thul; Writing by Amy Sawitta Lefevre; Editing by Michael Perry