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The failure of the Lao authorities to thoroughly investigate the enforced disappearance of Sombath Somphone has increased fears for his fate and well-being.
Ismon Azimov, a Tajikistani asylum seeker, was abducted from the center for temporary placement of immigrants and It is feared he has been illegally transferred to Tajikistan.
Police officers closed the offices of Fundación Pachamama, an Ecuadorian NGO working on Indigenous Peoples and environmental rights.
Khaled al-Junaidi, was released without charge on 27 November. He had been detained since 6 November, possibly as a result of his peaceful political activism.