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james ricketson's lawyers request royal pardon

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james ricketson's lawyers request royal pardon

the legal team for convicted australian spy james ricketson have submitted a request to the cambodian monarch, king norodom sihamoni, seeking a royal pardon, his lawyer kong sam onn says.he told aap on friday that he submitted the request through prime minister hun sen's office, which was expected to be forwarded to the monarch following a ministerial review.the request followed a decision by the australian film maker not to appeal his conviction and six-year jail term after a marathon trial that was widely criticised by human rights groups and led to calls by australian politicians for a pardon."i submitted the pardon letter to the prime minister's cabinet on thursday. the cabinet has already asked the ministry of justice to review the ...