On August 26, a Laotian refugee and prominent critic of the Laotian government named Od Sayavong disappeared from his house in Bangkok and has never been seen since. Od’s disappearance is the latest to raise red flags among human rights advocates across Asia that Southeast Asian countries including Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia, and Laos have established a web of cooperation to ensnare political activists who have fled their own borders and send them back sans extradition proceedings to face torture and possible death.

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