Statements & Appeals

Global Concern

 

Groups, organisations, governments and leaders from around the world are concerned about the disappearance of Sombath Somphone. Selected statements and appeals are listed below. Events organised in support of Sombath are listed on a sub-page, as well as pictures from those asking Where is Sombath?

 

“If he can disappear, you can too. Keep quiet.”

The second issue is the situation of civil society, again which I take as illustrative. In general, the government assumes that civil society is an extension of itself. In other words, it is there to implement its own policies. It is not there to provide any...

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Statement of Solidarity

15th Anniversary of the Disappearance of Dr Somchai Neelapaijit Statement of Solidarity by Shui Meng Ng (wife of Sombath Somphone, Lao PDR) Bangkok, Thailand, 12 March 2019 Today at the 15thAnniversary of the Disappearance of Dr Somchai Neelapaijit, I stand in...

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Declaration of AEPF 12

We should be reminded that while concerns [regarding Sombath’s dissappearance) continue to be raised in the confines of the Universal Periodic Review and similar human rights dialogues, the policies and programmes of governments, donors, regional development...

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“They have taken little or no action”

Enforced disappearances continue to be reported and there has been no progress in investigations or prosecutions. While the Lao PDR has accepted recommendations to investigate the enforced disappearance of leading civil society member Sombath Somphone, who was not...

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