Jailed Australian film-maker’s son says six years in prison ‘will kill’ his father and pleads for the king to show mercy

Australian film-maker James Ricketson will not seek an appeal against his conviction for espionage and six-year jail term in Cambodia, instead choosing to seek a royal pardon, his family has said.

“My father has decided to submit a plea for a king’s pardon. The Australian government has indicated to us that they will throw their full support behind this submission,” Ricketson’s son Jesse said on Wednesday.

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