Marise Payne, 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 is almost 70 frail and squashed in a tiny cell with 140 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.
There is a new Foreign Minister – Marise Payne – who hasn’t made up her mind on James’ case yet.
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.
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