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Enforced disappearances in Southeast Asia

‘Where is Sombath?’: After 10 Years, the Question Remains Hanging
December 15, 2022

‘Where is Sombath?’: After 10 Years, the Question Remains Hanging

By Sebastian Strangio
Despite a decade of calls from U.N. officials and human rights groups, there is still no word as to the ultimate fate of Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone.

Thai Government Releases Exiled Lao Democracy Activist on Bail
February 02, 2022

Thai Government Releases Exiled Lao Democracy Activist on Bail

By Sebastian Strangio
But Khoukham Keomanivong's arrest on the weekend was a sign of increasing risks facing foreign dissidents in Thailand.
Eight Years, and Still No Answers on Lao Activist’s Disappearance
December 16, 2020

Eight Years, and Still No Answers on Lao Activist’s Disappearance

By Sebastian Strangio
Sombath Somphone's 2012 abduction heralded an alarming trend of "disappearances" in mainland Southeast Asian countries.

UN Renews Push on Thai Activist’s Disappearance
September 16, 2020

UN Renews Push on Thai Activist’s Disappearance

By Sebastian Strangio
Correspondence reveals the Cambodian government's threadbare investigation into the apparent abduction.

Southeast Asia’s Desaparecidos
June 10, 2020

Southeast Asia’s Desaparecidos

By David Hutt
Enforced disappearances -- a tragedy all too familiar in Latin America -- are increasingly becoming a feature of Southeast Asian politics, too.

Asia’s Disappearing Activists
August 30, 2019

Asia’s Disappearing Activists

By Josef Benedict
Activists remain disappeared in at least 13 countries in the region. How can we secure justice for Asia’s disappeared?

Shades of Southeast Asia Among Hong Kong's Missing Book Sellers
January 09, 2016

Shades of Southeast Asia Among Hong Kong's Missing Book Sellers

By Luke Hunt
There are some uneasy parallels if one connects the dots.
Interview: Remembering the Disappearance of Sombath Somphone
December 15, 2015

Interview: Remembering the Disappearance of Sombath Somphone

By John Quinley III
The Diplomat talks with Ng Shui Meng, the wife of disappeared Lao activist Sombath Somphone.

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