Rights group urges Southeast Asian nations to pressure Laos on missing activist

Rights group seeks ASEAN’s help on Lao activist – AP, February 21, 2013
…Sombath disappeared on Dec. 15 after he was stopped at a police checkpoint in Vientiane. A few days later, the Lao Foreign Ministry said he may have “been kidnapped perhaps because of a personal conflict or a conflict in business.” It said “authorities concerned are currently and seriously investigating.” Accounts from Sombath’s wife and supporters, however, suggest that any investigation has been slipshod at best…

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