Petitioning Prime Minister of Australia The Hon Malcom Turnbull and 2 others

Julie Bishop, act now to ​#BringJamesRicketsonHome​ or my innocent father will die in jail

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My Australian adopted dad, James Ricketson has the kindest heart - yet he’s holed up in a Cambodian prison without even having committed a crime.

Unless the Australian government responds quickly, my innocent dad could die in jail. I’m petrified - every day matters now as he gets sicker.

I’m so worried for dad’s rapidly deteriorating health - he’s 68, frail and squashed in a tiny cell with 27 others. It’s so cramped, they have to take it in turns to lie down. Body lice are eating him alive.

Dad is an Australian documentary maker/journalist. His only crime is kindness and using his award winning documentaries to portray the truth.

The Cambodian government is holding him indefinitely without charge for the ridiculous and untrue accusation of espionage / spying as an Australian citizen - which carries 15 years. All he did was fly a drone over an opposition party rally, which isn’t even illegal.

Julie Bishop has the ability to use diplomatic persuasion to achieve the Dad’s release - yet she’s refusing to intervene.

Dad was making a documentary about Australia’s abused street kids when he adopted me and loved me as his own daughter. He saved my life.

He was one of the first men in my life to show me kindness but now the Australian government has turned their back on him. 

This petition will be delivered to:
  • Prime Minister of Australia
    The Hon Malcom Turnbull
  • Attorney General of Australia
    Hon Christian Porter MP,
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs.
    Hon Julie Bishop

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