Sombath Somphone, 6 years on Disappeared in Laos but not forgotten in ASEAN

Date : 12 December 2018
Location: Friends of Bacc, 6th floor
By: FIDH – International Federation for Human Rights
Time: 10:30 hrs.

Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone disappeared on the evening of 15 December 2012, after being stopped at a police checkpoint on a busy street of Vientiane, Laos. Footage from a CCTV camera near the police checkpoint showed that unknown individuals forced Sombath into another vehicle and drove awayin the presence of police officers. Sombath has never been seen again. His fate or whereabouts remain unknown to this day. Six years after Sombath Somphone’s disappearance, what has been done to safely return Sombath? What are the regional implications of his disappearance? What are the next steps?

A panel of four distinguished Southeast Asian speakers will answer these questions and provide an update on the quest for truth and justice for Sombath Somphone’s disappearance.
Moderated by FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights)

Ms. Shui-Meng Ng 
Spouse of Sombath Somphone

Mr. Edmund Bon 
Malaysia’ s representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights

Ms. Premrudee Daoroung
Project SEVANA South-East Asia Coordinator

Mr. Charles Santiago
Malaysian Member of Parliament (via Skype)

Name of Project Manager 
Andrea Giorgetta




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