Tag: Laos

Lao Court Jails Activist to Five Years Over Critisising Government on Facebook

Bounthanh Khammavong, a 52-year-old Polish activist of Lao heritage, was sentenced to five years imprisonment over criticising the Lao government on Facebook posts. According to the Radio Free Asia‘s report, the prominent democracy activist was arrested in the capital Vientiane in June 2015. Khammavong was charged with “disseminating propaganda against the government with the intention of undermining the state” under Article 65 of the Lao penal code. On…