Rights Group Demands Transparency in Case Against 10 Lao Villagers Jailed Over Land Dispute

A civil society organization (CSO) in Laos has called on the government to proceed with its case against ten villagers jailed for more than a year over a land dispute in a transparent manner and demanded an update on their health conditions in prison.

In July 2017, 14 residents of Yeub village in Sekong province’s Thateng district were taken into custody by police for obstructing workers and cutting down trees on land granted by the government to a Vietnamese rubber company in what is believed to have been a 50-year concession.


Ounkeo Souksavanh