Amnesty International has issued a further Urgent Action, calling on its global membership to:
…write immediately in Lao, English or your own language calling on the Lao authorities to:
- Immediately establish a new, independent commission to undertake a thorough and impartial investigation into the enforced disappearance of Sombath Somphone, and ensure that all steps are taken to locate and return him safely to his family as soon as possible, in accordance with Laos’ obligations under international law;
- Ensure that this new commission seeks technical assistance for its investigations, including established experts to carry out a forensics analysis of the CCTV footage of the disappearance;
- Frequently provide detailed information about the progress of the investigations to Sombath’s family, lawyers and others with a legitimate interest.