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Laos, The Silent Repression: A Testimony Written After Being Expelled

November 29, 2017

I recently received a copy of Anne-Sophie Gindroz's testimony 'Laos, The Silent Repression'. Anne-Sophie was expelled from Laos in late 2012 following her ongoing efforts to advance political freedom and promote human rights. 

 

Below is a weblink that will take you to a copy of her full 146 page monograph available for free download. 

 

This is an important work that offers valuable insights into Laos' political-economic system, and which offers some deeply moving vignettes of Anne-Sophie's personal experiences while working in the country.

 

The work is dedicated to abducted Lao community development worker Sombath Somphone and his wife Shui-Meng.

 

"The deserted village

Supplied by land and rice fields

Cattle and grazing space

Natural springs, fish, and a river

But without any negotiations

Nor even an explanation

They suffer the sentence

Of a forbidden city"

 

(Gindroz 2017: 28)

 

ACCESS THE ARTICLE HERE: https://www.dropbox.com/s/8llak0km2tzt88j/Laos%2C%20the%20Silent%20Repression.pdf?dl=0

 

 

 

 

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