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Civil society leader Sombath Somphone, 62, has not been seen or heard from since 15 December 2012. Please call for the Lao authorities to immediately ensure all steps are taken to locate and return...
The failure of the Lao authorities to thoroughly investigate the enforced disappearance of Sombath Somphone has increased fears for his fate and well-being.
Sombath Somphone was taken away in a truck by unknown persons after being stopped by police in the Lao capital, Vientiane on 15 December 2012. Nobody has seen or heard from him since.