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Laos Magsaysay winner disappears

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NGO activists in Thailand on Tuesday called on the Lao government to look into the disappearance of a Magsaysay Award winner, who has not been seen for several days. 

In a letter sent to the Lao government, parliament and some embassies, they expressed concern about the safety of Sombath Somphone and called for Lao authorities to take action on the case.

"We, civil society organisations in Thailand, urge concerned Lao authorities to take every urgent action with regard to Mr Sombath's disappearance. We look forward to hearing that all immediate and necessary efforts are made to search his whereabouts and investigate the cause of his disappearance," said the letter released by NGO-COD, an umbrella comprising 61 organisations.

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