Lao human rights activist killed in Vientiane by unidentified gunman

A 24 year outdated Lao human rights activist, Anousa “Jack” Luangsuphom, was shot and killed in Vientiane by an unidentified gunman, as reported by Radio Free Asia. Luangsuphom was the administrator of the Kub Kluen Duay Keyboard (Driven By Keyboard) Facebook group, which exposed and condemned human rights abuses in Laos while advocating for an end to one-party rule. The fatal shooting was captured on safety footage and shared on the group’s Facebook web page.
The incident occurred at 10.26pm on Saturday throughout the After School Chocolate & Bar store situated within the Chanthabury district of the Lao capital metropolis. The victim was declared useless at a close-by hospital by 4am on Sunday. The safety video reveals the sequence of events main as a lot as the taking pictures, including a person wearing a cap making enquiries on the again door of the shop before opening hearth on Luangsuphom, reported Bangkok Post.
Complete have been made in connection with the killing. Quick Watch’s (HRW) Deputy Asia Director, Phil Robertson, called on the Lao authorities to investigate the incident and disclose the findings to the public.
Robertson, who kept away from making any accusations regarding who was responsible for the homicide, said…
“If they don’t do something, people will suppose that state officials have a connection with the case.”
Critics of the federal government have confronted critical consequences prior to now, including abductions and enforced disappearances, as noted by Robertson.
A notable case involves Sombath Somphone, who disappeared in 2012 after being apprehended at a police checkpoint and forcefully taken away in a white truck. He has not been seen since..

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