August 26, Other countries Atlas. Sompawn received a call from a local police officer to visit the police station concerning an alleged arson attack on his home the previous day. Many foreign countries and activists are pressuring Laos to speed up the investigation into his disappearance. Retrieved 20 April Lao People's Army Head: B. In an October 23, National Review article, Michael Johnsthe former Heritage Foundation foreign policy expert and Republican White House aide, labeled the Hmong's repatriation a Clinton administration "betrayal," describing the Hmong as a people "who have spilled their blood in defense of American geopolitical interests. Inexplicably, Mr. Doctrines, policiesconcepts.
Laos: Government slanders Sombath Somphone, issues "blanket denials" on enforced disappearances during rights review slandered disappeared civil society leader Sombath Somphone and Link to original story on FIDH website Iran, Islamic Republic of, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan. (Paris) During a review by a United Nations (UN) body, the Lao government slandered disappeared civil society leader Sombath Somphone.
The situation of human rights in Laos has often been, and remains, a recognized cause for serious concerns about the ratification record of the Laos Government on human rights standards and its lack They have also raised concerns in relation to disappeared civic activist Sombath Somphone, and jailed and tortured.
Many foreign countries and activists are pressuring Laos to speed up the investigation into his disappearance.
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The government claimed that its Investigation Committee had been "trying very hard" to investigate Sombath's disappearance but said it was "very hard" to find a person who disappears. August 7, Report. We have no image of repression, because the repression is never visible. Laos, however, remains on the U. In their opposition of the repatriation plans, Republicans also challenged the Clinton administration's position that the Laotian government was not systematically violating Hmong human rights.
Since Sombath Somphone disappeared, the Laotian authorities have neither acknowledged the deprivation of his liberty.
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were allowed to record the CCTV using their cell phones and cameras The CCTV David Kretzmer, Israel. Prof. As for the alleged enforced disappearance of Sombath Somphone inthe delegation said that there was no record of judgments so far.
But the disappearance of Mr Sombath has been especially surprising as he is not a political activist and has always worked in close cooperation with the authorities.
These restrictions set out greater requirements to provide notification and seek permission to receive or spend international development funds; limitations on areas of permitted work; limitations or prohibitions on any speech or activities deemed to offend government defined notions of peace and social order. Restrictions on civil and political rights in Laos include draconian controls over freedom of speech, association, and peaceful assembly.
The Thai government attempted to repatriate these refugees, but the Wat Tham Krabok Hmong refused to leave and the Lao government refused to accept them, claiming they were involved in the illegal drug trade and were of non-Lao origin.
Infollowing threats of forcible removal by the Thai government, the U.
One has since died due to his treatment by prison guards, while one has been released. Inhe founded PADETC Participatory Development Training Centrean organisation with an objective to train young people so that they can disseminate information to villagers about their rights.
Congress 10th Central Committee Gen. The Lao government has failed to make progress on at least 10 cases of enforced disappearance. Six months after the disappearance in Vientiane of Sombath Somphone, the founder of an NGO set up to help rural youth, the Lao government is looking increasingly like the black sheep among its Asean neighbours.
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