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#JusticeForJack: Shot, but Not Silenced


























































 

Endnotes:

[1] Manushya Foundation, News Release: #JusticeForJack: Attempted Murder of Lao Youth Democracy Activist Demands Independent Investigation, (02 May 2023), available at: https://www.manushyafoundation.org/post/news-release-justiceforjack, Vientiane Rescue 1624 Facebook Page, Public post reporting Jack’s rescue by Vientiane Rescue 1624, (30 April 2023), available at:

https://www.facebook.com/Rescue1624/posts/pfbid021zoiQKQB3uAwoZmhn6RTJ3jb6BYAqMnzwvS9EkBChDPu4QQX15MnGPJ7C8GgQK1bl; See also Facebook, LaophattanaNews Facebook Page, Public post reporting about the shooting of Jack, (30 April 2023), available at: https://www.facebook.com/100069114146960/posts/pfbid0PscNjNT47tquxGhT6YbzpijgBUUatxnokvTYvxqnCiURV85of21chBsmK7GzSg29l/?mibextid=afzh1R; Facebook, LaophatannaNews Facebook Page, Public video of CCTV camera footage recording Jack’s shooting, (1 May 2023), available at:

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1162584224413979&ref=sharing; Facebook, Power of the Keyboard Facebook Page (ຂັບເຄື່ອນດ້ວຍຄີບອດ), Public post announcing the death of Jack Anousa,(1 May 2023), available at: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=209150818537734&set=a.131414606311356

[2] Manushya Foundation, News Update: Jack is Alive! #JusticeForJack, (04 May 2023), available at: https://www.manushyafoundation.org/post/news-update-jack-is-alive-justiceforjack, Laotian Times, “Shooting Victim “Jack” Anousa Survives Attack by Unknown Assailant”, (4 May 2023), available at: https://laotiantimes.com/2023/05/04/shooting-victim-jack-anousa-survives-attack-by-unknown-assailant/

Radio Free Asia, “Lao activist who was shot over weekend still alive, Human Rights Watch says”, (4 May 2023), available at:https://www.rfa.org/english/news/laos/lao-activist-shot-05022023180136.html, BBC, “Laos activist Anousa Luangsuphom survived cafe shooting, rights group says”, (4 May 2023), available at:https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-65465770, RFA, “Lao activist who was shot over weekend still alive, Human Rights Watch says”, (4 May 2023), available at: https://www.rfa.org/english/news/laos/lao-activist-shot-05022023180136.html, Bangkok Post, “Shot Lao activist confirmed to be still alive”, (4 May 2023), available at:

Wionews, “Laos: 25-year-old government critic escapes assassination attempt, leaves nation for medical care”, (12 May 2023) available at:

Globe Echo News, “In Laos, The Shock After The Attack Against A Blogger Critical Of The Government” (4 May 2023), available at:

[3] Laotian Times, “Vientiane Police Issue Statement On Shooting of 25-Year-Old “Jack””, (5 May 2023), available at:

[5] Information was obtained through a private conversation with Jack and his family on one hand

[7] OHCHR, Thailand/Lao PDR: UN experts concerned by disappearance of Lao human rights defender, (1 October 2019), available at: https://www.ohchr.org/en/press-releases/2019/10/thailandlao-pdr-un-experts-concerned-disappearance-lao-human-rights-defender; See also US Department of State, 2022 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Laos, available at: https://www.state.gov/reports/2022-country-reports-on-human-rights-practices/laos/; Bochen Han, “Case Study: Thailand,” in Yana Gorokhovskaia and Isabel Linzer, Defending Democracy in Exile: Policy Responses to Transnational Repression, (Washington, DC: Freedom House, June 2022), https://freedomhouse.org/report/transnational-repression/thailand; CIVICUS Monitor, ‘Closed’ civic space shows Laos not taking annual human rights dialogues seriously, (18 July 2022), available at:

https://monitor.civicus.org/updates/2022/07/18/closed-civic-space-shows-laos-not-taking-annual-human-rights-dialogues-seriously/; Manushya Foundation, Lao PDR’s ruthless crackdown on critics strips Lao human rights defenders from basic human, (29 September 2022), available at: https://www.manushyafoundation.org/post/lao-pdr-s-ruthless-crackdown-on-critics-strips-lao-human-rights-defenders-from-basic-human-rights; Freedom House, Freedom of the World 2023 - Laos, (2023), available at:https://freedomhouse.org/country/laos/freedom-world/2023, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), Laos, (2023), available at: https://rsf.org/en/country/laos;

[8] Facebook, Public post denouncing and describing the shooting, @JosephAkaravong (2 May 2023), available at: https://www.facebook.com/100008068268130/posts/pfbid02rXv2xVCjdmdseHPx6L6a3FG7vaKaCj8fj72URQwEAmmppxTdLwLdDmk3ECSdgVsbl/?mibextid=afzh1R;












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