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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.
Members of the National Movement of Victims of State Crimes (MOVICE) and other human rights organizations in Northern Colombia have received emailed death threats signed by paramilitaries.
Five activists were detained on Friday 14 October for engaging in a peaceful protest; they are being held at three police stations in the capital. One detainee, Brian Nyasulu, has been denied medic...