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Laos: Democracy Activists Arrested

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Expand Lao people walk past their country flag, in the capital Vientiane, Laos.  © 2013 AP Photo/Manish Swarup (New York) – The Lao government should immediately release political activists arrested for planning a peaceful pro-democracy rally in Vientiane, Human Rights Watch said today. On November 12, 2019, Lao authorities arrested at least seven activists in the loose network of the unregistered pro-democracy group Lao National Unity and accused them of planning to participate in a rally in Vientiane that had been scheduled for November 11. The Lao Movement for Human Rights said that the…

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