Sombath Somphone with Desmond Tutu in 2006. The US-educated Sombath, who headed a non-governmental organisation campaigning for sustainable development, went missing in 2012 while driving home in the capital Vientiane. Photo: sombath.org Sombath Somphone with Desmond Tutu in 2006. The US-educated Sombath, who headed a non-governmental organisation campaigning for sustainable development, went missing in 2012 while driving home in the capital Vientiane. Photo: sombath.org
Sombath Somphone with Desmond Tutu in 2006. The US-educated Sombath, who headed a non-governmental organisation campaigning for sustainable development, went missing in 2012 while driving home in the capital Vientiane. Photo: sombath.org
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Where’s Sombath? Activist’s mysterious abduction a human rights thorn for Laos as it hosts major summit

The disappearance of an award-winning activist nearly four years ago is a reminder of the dismal human rights record of the authoritarian government of the tiny landlocked nation

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Sombath Somphone with Desmond Tutu in 2006. The US-educated Sombath, who headed a non-governmental organisation campaigning for sustainable development, went missing in 2012 while driving home in the capital Vientiane. Photo: sombath.org Sombath Somphone with Desmond Tutu in 2006. The US-educated Sombath, who headed a non-governmental organisation campaigning for sustainable development, went missing in 2012 while driving home in the capital Vientiane. Photo: sombath.org
Sombath Somphone with Desmond Tutu in 2006. The US-educated Sombath, who headed a non-governmental organisation campaigning for sustainable development, went missing in 2012 while driving home in the capital Vientiane. Photo: sombath.org
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