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10 Things You Can Do to Help Find Sombath Somphone

Anyone who’s been following the news or lives and works in the world of development in Laos has heard of the disappearance of well-respected community leader, teacher and humanitarian; Mr. Sombath Somphone. The founder of PADTEC Laos, a participatory training center focused on sustainable development, has been missing since December 15, 2012. Sombath’s wife Ng Shui Meng, family and friends have tirelessly asked for the community-at-large to help find his whereabouts. There’s been increasing media coverage from Vientiane Times to The New York Times. Mr. Sombath’s colleagues, human rights activists, and public officials of neighboring countries have organized efforts asking for the international community to mobilize and help bring pressure on the government of Lao PDR to investigate his disappearance. Below is a great list of 8 things you can do to get involved from our friends at www.sombath.org. They have been closely monitoring the situation as the attention grows and updates come in. I added two more things you can do to further the conversation on a local level with your Lao community members and public officials. 8 …