Jailed Lao human rights defenders Lod Thammavong, Somphone Phimmasone, and Soukane Chaitad are shown, left to right, in undated photos.

Three Lao Rights Activists Serving Long Prison Terms Must be Released: UN Special Rapporteur

Lod Thammavong, Somphone Pimmasone, and Soukane Chaitad had criticized the Lao government's human rights record in online postings made while working in Thailand, angering Lao authorities.

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