The young man, who was shot last weekend, is wounded in a hospital, despite reports that he had died, the humanitarian organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Thursday. Anousa "Jack" Luangsuphom was known for criticizing the communist government of Laos on social media.
Human Rights Watch, which has described the event as suspicious and has called for a "thorough investigation," said today in a statement that Anousa, 25, survived two bullet wounds, to the face and chest, while He was on Saturday night in a cafeteria in Vientiane.
"Last night, Anousa's family and other sources provided Human Rights Watch with verbal confirmation and photographic evidence that he survived and is receiving medical treatment at a hospital in Vientiane," HRW remarks today, without disclosing his condition, after declaring him dead the day before. .
The assault was caught on the cafeteria's security camera.
Moments before the incident, the attacker, wearing a mask and dressed in a brown shirt and black cap, used a handkerchief to open the door of the establishment -with the intention of not leaving traces-, according to the images.
In a first approach, the man stays at the entrance pretending to have made a mistake and goes as far as closing the door, at which point he takes a pistol from his back with which he re-enters the cafeteria to shoot Anousa, before turning to face him. drain.
The young man, who was taken to the hospital, has a popular Facebook page where he openly criticizes the Laotian government and serves as a platform for other people to dare to comment on the communist authorities in this nation.
HRW and other NGOs, such as the Asia Democracy Network, called for a "credible and impartial" investigation into the attack on Anousa, which has not yet been initiated by the Police.
The Communist Party of Laos, the only legal one in the country, exercises tight control over the media, where criticism of the State is not allowed, and has been denounced by NGOs and the United Nations on numerous occasions for violating individual liberties. .
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