Monday, December 17, 2012

A very kind and brave Lao man has gone missing

Sombath Somphone has gone missing. If you have any information that may help find him, please contact
the US or the French Embassy immedietely. 

Sombath was last seen in Vientiane at 6:00pm on the evening of
Saturday 15th when he was driving home in his jeep. His family and friends have contacted the police, visited hospitals, and contacted Embassies.

Sombath is founder of, but also part of PADETC, a Lao NGO that integrates socially sustainable programs in education, agriculture, micro-finance, handcrafts and community leadership.. There might be a political background in his disappearance. And this would be very sad.

UPDATE: friends posted an ad on Facebook. This is the text:
Who know or have seen this man: his name is Mr. Sombath Somphone, 60 ys old, has white hair. He live at Ban Khok Nin, Sisat ta nak district, Vientiane. He left office (from Ban Nakham) with the green car, he left office on 15th Dec 2012 at 5pm and he was disappeared, if you guys have seen him plz do contact: M.s Phetsamai 22419900, Mr. Vatthana phunkham 23022091, Ms. Somchit phunkham 55669074 and Ms Chanthalangsy 55616651

UPDATE 2: Radio free asia is reporting about it:

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