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Laos: Further information: Three activists sentenced to prison in secret trial: Soukan Chaithad, Somphone Phimmasone and Lodkham Thammavong

, Index number: ASA 26/6270/2017

According to sources, three Lao human rights activists, Soukan Chaithad, Somphone Phimmasone and Lodkham Thammavong, were sentenced to between 12 and 20 years’ in prison following a secret trial held in April 2017. Arrested in March 2016, and held incommunicado for over two months, they are prisoners of conscience and should be immediately and unconditionally released.

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