Sunday, March 2, 2014

Accused of posting pornography on my blog by Brisbane-based Citipointe church!

Leigh Ramsey
322 Wecker Road
QLD 4152                                                                                                

2nd March 2014

Dear Leigh

Following on from my letter of 28th Feb. I mistakenly identified the year as 2013.

A journalist has told me this afternoon that upon speaking with a clerk in the court (or police station, I am not sure which) he learned that what I have been accused of is posting ‘pornography’ on my blog. Given that it is Citipointe church that has made the allegations that have led to my being ‘accused’ of ‘prostitution’, could you please identify on what date I posted this ‘pornography’ and where on my blog it is to be found. As I have removed nothing from my blog it must still be there.

Given Pastor Brian Mulheran’s scarcely veiled threat to have me arrested, charged and banned from coming to Cambodia again, and given the lengths to which Citipointe church is going to (and has done for five year now) to retain custody of Rosa and Chita this ‘prostitution’ or ‘pornography’ charge comes as no real surprise.

I realize that in a Cambodian court evidence plays a very small (or non-existent) role in determining guilt or innocence. However, for the benefit of those to whom I am copying this letter – including the Global Development Group (GDG), the Australian Council for International Development, Billie Jean Slott, (the lawyer acting for GDG), Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and an assortment of journalists – I wish to go on record that at around 5.30 Cambodian time on Sunday 2nd March (9.30 Sydney time) I requested of the church that it supply evidence that I am guilty of either ‘prostitution’ or of posting ‘pornography’ on my blog.

I request also, as I have been for five years, that Citipointe provide Chanti and Chhork, myself and all those to whom this letter is copied, with documented evidence that your church has, this past five years, had a legal right to detain Rosa and Chita contrary to the express wishes of their parents – Chanti and Chhork.

If you are unable to supply evidence of the legality of your church’s actions you are in breach of Cambodian law and liable to a jail sentence for ‘trafficking’. 

For your interest and for the interest of those to whom I am copying this, I have attached letters that I wrote to the board of the Global Development Fund on 1st March 2014 and 2nd March 2014.

best wishes

James Ricketson

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