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Laos: Open Letter – Request for AICHR to ensure the safety and wellbeing of disappeared development worker, Mr. Sombath Somphone
4 January 2013 11:56 am

Your Excellency, Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), a regional human rights organization representing 47 non-governmental organizations across 16 countries in Asia, writes to you to express gravest concern on the disappearance of a prominent education and development worker in Laos, Mr. Sombath Somphone. He has been missing since 15 December 2012 and [ Read more ]

Laos: Joint letter on the expulsion of Helvetas Laos Country Director, Ms Anne-Sophie Gindroz
24 December 2012 7:17 pm

We, the undersigned national, regional and international human rights organizations, write to convey our deep concern in reaction to the news stories of the expulsion of Helvetas Laos Country Director, Ms Anne-Sophie Gindroz, for a personal letter that she wrote to the development partners of the Lao PDR ahead of the Round Table Implementation Meeting [ Read more ]

Laos: Asian-European CSO request for urgent investigation into the disappearance of Mr. Sombath Somphone
23 December 2012 5:26 pm

We the undersigned civil society organizations in Asia and Europe are disturbed by the disappearance of Mr. Sombath Somphone, who was the co-chair of the Lao National Organizing Committee of the Ninth Asia-Europe People’s Forum (AEPF9) that was successfully held in Vientiane last October. We are requesting for an immediate and thorough investigation into his [ Read more ]