On 4 February 2022, Dr. James Gomez’s book review piece on “Silencing Of A Laotian Son – The Life, Work And Enforced Disappearance Of Sombath Somphone” is published in the Bangkok Post. Reviewed by a fellow Singaporean, the book by Somphone’s Singaporean wife, Ng Shui Meng, is a record of her husband’s kidnapping and struggles against injustice. The book proves yet again the prevalence of enforced disappearances, especially in Southeast Asia, and the unimaginable fate that victims face. It signals that actions are needed to prevent enforced disappearances, to hold the perpetrators to account, and to seek justice for the victims and families.
Read the book review here.