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Lao People's Democratic Republic: The October Protesters: Where are they?

, Index number: ASA 26/004/2000

This report appeals to the Lao authorities to account for the fate and whereabouts of five men: Thongpaseuth Keuakoun; Kamphouvieng Sisaath; Seng-Aloun Phengphanh; Bouavanh Chanhmanivong; and Keochay. The five men would appear to have been arrested soley for their involvment in the Lao Students Movement for Democracy, and for their attempt to participate in a peaceful protest calling for political change on 26 October 1999.

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