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UN: Laos Shows 'No Political Will' to Solve Activist's Disappearance

Communist Laos has shown "no political will to solve" the mystery of the abduction of a prominent social activist, a United Nations human rights official said Monday, on the third anniversary of the kidnapping. The United Nations and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) said police in Laos refused to view new footage of the abduction of Sombath Somphone, a civil society leader who worked to promote sustainable development for the rural poor. Laurent Meillan of the...

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