Six months since Sombath Somphone disappeared

14 June 2013
Press release

On June 15th it is six months since Sombath disappeared. Amnesty International has released a report in which they state that Sombath “is most likely a victim of an enforced disappearance at the hands of the authorities.”

 

Amnesty International: "Laos must ensure return of disappeared civil society leader".

The Lao government must act now to ensure the safe return of civil society leader Sombath Somphone, who is most likely a victim of an enforced disappearance at the hands of the authorities, Amnesty International said in a new briefing issued today.

The briefing, Caught on Camera, examines in detail the case of Sombath, who was taken away in the presence of security personnel on the evening of 15 December 2012 – six months ago – and has not been heard from since.

Read the Amnesty International report here.

Read the statement from the International Organising Committee of the Asia Europe People’s Forum (AEPF) released in March, and the statement written by Walden Bello.