強制失踪から 4 年、市民社会が問い続ける: 「ソムバット・ソムポーンはどこに?」

FIDH: 2015 年 12 月 15 日 バンコク発)ラオスの傑出したラオスの市民社会のリーダー、ソム バット・ソムポーン氏が強制失踪に遭ってから 4 年目を迎えるこの日、私たち、以下に署名 をした団体は、ソムバット氏の失踪を今に至るまで適切に調査せずにいるラオス政府を非 難します。私たちは、ラオス当局に、ソムバット氏の安否や所在を突き止めるための効果的 な調査を行うよう求めます。特に、12 か月前に新しい証拠となるビデオが公開された後も、 彼の強制失踪に関する調査を再開しないラオス政府の怠慢を非難します。 ソムバット氏は、2012 年 12 月 15 日の夜、ラオスの首都ビエンチャンの交通量の多い道路 沿いの警察の検問所で見かけられたのを最後に、姿を消しました。ソムバット氏の誘拐は、 検問所近くに設置された防犯カメラに捉えられています。防犯カメラの映像は、警察官がソ ムバット氏の車を止め、数分後に身元不明の人物たちが彼を他の車に押し込み、走り去ると ころを映しています。また、何者かが、ソムバット氏の車を運転して街から走り去るところ も映されています。

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NGOs urge search for Laos activist 4 years after he vanished

Washington Post: 15 December 2016 By Dake Kang | AP BANGKOK — Ng Shui Meng hasn’t given up hope. Thursday was the fourth anniversary of the day her husband, Laotian community organizer Sombath Somphone, vanished at a police checkpoint on the outskirts of Vientiane, the capital — a suspicious disappearance reflecting the repressive tactics of the country’s Communist

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The Mystery of Sombath Somphone Still Resonates in Laos

Radio Free Asia: 15 December 2016 The disappearance of Sombath Somphone remains one of the most enduring and heartbreaking mysteries of modern Laos as the abduction of the world-recognized rural development activist at a police checkpoint four years ago remains unsolved. “As the fourth anniversary of Sombath’s disappearance approaches, my heart becomes heavier by the

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On fourth anniversary of enforced disappearance, civil society demands to know: “Where is Sombath Somphone?”

FIDH: 15 December 2016 On the fourth anniversary of the enforced disappearance of prominent Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone, we, the undersigned organizations, condemn the Lao PDR government’s ongoing failure to adequately investigate Sombath’s disappearance. We urge the authorities to act to conduct an effective investigation with a view to determining his fate or

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SSBP Speaks out for Sombath

Sombath’s vision for sustainable development aims to foster respects for nature and humanity. He advocates for mindful education and inclusive development highlighting ordinary people, especially young people who are the potential of change. . It has been 4 years since the last time his family heard from him. The night of December 15, 2012 became

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Sombath Somphone: Son of the Soil

2016 PADETC Fair Thursday, 15th December 2016 PADETC Office, Vientiane, Lao PDR 15 December 2016 marks the fourth year of the disappearance of Sombath Somphone, Founder of PADETC. To commemorate Ajarn Sombath Somphone, PADETC will organize its Annual Fair under the title ‘Sombath Somphone – Son of the Soil’.  

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FÖRSVUNNEN SEDAN 2012

Amnesty Press: 2016 Den 15 december 2012 stoppades Sombath Somphones bil av polis. Sedan dess har ingen sett honom. – Jag hoppas att han lever. Att inte veta är det allra svåraste, säger hustrun Ng Shui Meng. Text: Ivar Andersen Ng Shui Meng vill inte trä as i sitt hem. Hon misstänker att det är

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Development partners: Where are the people?

Above is a word cloud generated from the Vientiane Declaration on Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation  from the 2015 High Level Roundtable Meeting. Where are the people? The term only appears three times in the document itself, and those are within the Lao PDR’s name. Other terms such as rights, empowerment, participation, rural, ethnic minority,

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