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Action for Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone, whose forced disappearance since December 2012 has not been thoroughly investigated by the Lao authorities.
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.