The International Commission of Jurists has renewed its call to the Lao courts to open a case regarding Sombath Somphone:
It is deplorable that one year after Sombath Somphone was abducted after being stopped by traffic police, the public prosecutor has yet to institute formal or criminal proceedings into his disappearance.
The government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic must immediately take effective measure to ensure an impartial and thorough investigation and bring justice to those responsible for crimes against Sombath Somphone.
Sam Zarifi, ICJ Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific. The full announcement can be seen here.