Laos Silent About Villager’s Jail Death as Exile Rights Groups Demand Answers

Exile Lao human rights groups on Friday pressed the Vientiane government to investigate the death in custody last month of Lao villager who had been detained since 2011 over a land protest in the country’s Salavan province.

The government has been silent so far on the death in jail of Sy Phong, one of two men kept in jail after 23 other protesters detained in 2011 had been released.


RFA’s Lao Service