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Lao case a 'slap in face' for Asean

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Human rights activists say the disappearance of Lao community advocate Sombath Somphone is a slap in the face for the Asean Human Rights Declaration and the regional bloc's human rights agency. 

Sombath: Disappeared after cops stopped him

Niran Pitakwatchara, a human rights commissioner, said the Thai government should encourage discussions about the case within the Asean Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR).

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