Southeast Asia’s performance is especially disheartening. The “disappearance” of Sombath Somphone, an internationally acclaimed civil society leader who was kidnapped from the streets of Vientiane in late 2012, is a glaring example of a worsening of the human rights situation in Laos.

From “They talk of war but it’s their own citizens these ‘strong’ men fear most,” in Euractiv, 21 February 2018