Sombath’s Family

Missing activists’ wives call for justice

Bangkok Post: 20 December 2016 Human rights activists whose husbands are still missing years after they mysteriously vanished have urged the government to pass a law on preventing enforced disappearances, to address human rights violations. Prominent human rights campaigner Angkhana Neelapaijit urged Thai authorities to enact the Torture and Enforced Disappearance Prevention and Suppression bill as

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The Tragedy of Enforced Disappearances

Sombath Somphone and the Tragedy of Enforced Disappearances: A Press Conference and Interactive Dialogue was held at the FCCT in Bangkok, Thailand on 19 December 2016. Panelists included: Pinnipa Preuksapan, wife of Pholachi “Billy” Rakchongcharoen, ethnic Karen land and rights activist Angkhana Neelapaijit, Commissioner, National Human Rights Commission of Thailand, and wife of activist lawyer

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Thailand: Wives of 3 Missing Men Discuss Their Grief

Benar News: 19 December 2016 The wives of three men who disappeared under mysterious circumstances years ago – including a Thai lawyer who has been missing since March 2004 – appeared Monday before reporters in Bangkok to discuss their ongoing ordeals. Angkhana Neelapaijit, the wife of lawyer Somchai Neelapaijit, joined Shui-Meng Ng and Pinnapa Preuksapan,

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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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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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