30. August: Tag der Verschwundenen im Zeichen von Sombath Somphone
August 30th was also the International Day of the Disappeared and the AEPF collaborated with the International Coalition against Enforced Disappearances (ICAED) and the Asian Federation Against Enforced Disappearances (AFAD) on actions across a number of countries in South-East and South Asia. Amnesty International also issued a statement on the occasion of the International Day of the Disappeared.
Shui-Meng, Sombath’s wife issued an open letter on the occasion of the International Day of the Disappeared.
Shui Meng Ng: Letter on International Day of the Disappeared. จดหมายจากอึ้งชุ่ยเม้งในโอกาสวันรำลึกเหยื่อการบังคับบุคคลให้สูญหายสากล (30 August 2013)
Thai Civil Society Organizations: Statement in Thai and English calling on Lao and Thai governments to take action regarding enforced disappearances. (30 August 2013)
Amnesty International: Press release on the occasion of the International Day of the Disappeared (29 August 2013)
AEPF-IOC: Letter to Lao leadership from the International Organising Committee of the Asia Europe People’s Forum. (28 August 2013)
Third Parliamentarian Delegation: Statement by Søren Bo Søndergaard (Denmark) Paul-Emile Dupret (Belgium) and Mugiyanto (Indonesia) who travelled to Laos on 25-27 August. Video of their press conference held at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand. (28 August 2013)