An appeal from Sombath’s niece

To anyone,

My uncle, Mr. Sombath Somphone, has been missing since December 15th 2012 in Vientiane, Laos. Till now, our family still haven’t got any news about where he is, who has him, why he was taken (kidnapped?), how can we get him back. So depressed and so stressful for our family and all the people who know my uncle so well. We don’t know what to do.

Please-return-SombathThere’s rumor that many people have been told not to talk about him. Many people are even scared to contact with our family. Many people have told that this is very dangerous case. If you don’t know my uncle well, you will believe in that. Repectfully, to those who believe in that, for the entire life of me and my family and friends, we don’t see any thing that he has done wrong to any body. He’s just a normal person who cares so much about the future of his own country and the lives of the next generation. He have been working so hard in his entire life not to gain fame, but with a truly caring heart to help our country as much as he can do. What other people around the world said about him recently is the evident. We cannot control or force anyone to say that’s he’s good or bad. All his works since the past and the respect from people around the world have already shown us all.
If anyone know what he has done wrong. Please, please let us know.

It’s been 2 weeks already that he’s been missing. Even though we have evident from CCTV footage from the police but we still don’t get any update about him. We have been informed that all officers are working very hard on searching for him. We are really appreciate and thankful. But still….

I’m writing to ask for help, to please help my family. If you or anyone happen to know anything about him please please let us know. Let us know what he has done wrong. Let us know what do those people want. Let us know where he is. Let us know what shall we do to get him back. We really really don’t know what to do. We have done everything according to officers in our country have told us.

Even we know or don’t know each other, please consider this help as we are the same, as a human being.

Somchit Phankham