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Today is the second anniversary of the unexplained disappearance of Sombath Somphone in Vientiane, Laos.
Sombath Somphone is a recipient of the Magsaysay prize, a highly-respected member of civil society in Laos and the successful co-organiser of the Asia-Europe People-to-People Forum that took place in Laos in 2012. He has many friends not only in Laos and throughout Asia, but also in Europe.
The EU regrets the lack of progress in the investigation over the past two years, and calls on the Lao authorities to urgently proceed with a credible investigation into his unexplained disappearance.