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Laos: Summit leaders should urge student protesters' release

Headline Title:  Laos: Summit leaders should urge student protesters' release 05 November 2012 The international community must demand the immediate release of three Lao student activists who have been imprisoned since 1999 for peacefully protesting, Amnesty International said as European and Asian heads of state gather in Laos for the 9th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit (ASEM 9). On 26 October 1999, police in Laos’ capital Vientiane arrested Thongpaseuth Keuakoun, now aged 52, Seng-Aloun Phengphanh, now 40, and Bouavanh Chanhmanivong, now 52, along with several other students and…

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