Police video

Video footage of the abduction of Sombath Somphone on 15th December 2012. This comes from a recording of the CCTV footage being shown on a computer screen, like a “Cam bootleg,” so clarity has been lost.  The original CCTV footage has not been released.

A longer version of the video is available here.

The Amnesty International briefing ‘Caught on Camera: the enforced disappearance of Sombath Somphone’ provides additional analysis.

Still images from the video:

1. Police stop Jeep and talk to Sombath.

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2. Sombath gets out of Jeep and joins police at side of road (~70 seconds later).

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3. Police waits behind Jeep and in front of outpost (~30 seconds later).
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4. Person in black jacket arrives on motorcycle (~8 seconds later).
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5. Person in black jacket rushes to join police (~5 seconds later).
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6. Person in black jacket gets into Jeep (~80 seconds later).
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7. Jeep is driven away, leaving motorcycle (~15 seconds later).
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8. Person in white jacket waits in front of police outpost for pickup (~2.5 minutes later).
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9. Pickup truck arrives (~40 seconds later).
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10. Person in white jacket enters pickup (~5 seconds later).
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11. One or two more persons, including Sombath, enter pickup (~2 seconds later).
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12. Policeman talks to persons on motorcycle exiting from behind outpost (~2 seconds later).
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13. Pickup and motorcycle depart; police remains (~12 seconds later).
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14. Police checks motorcycle (~35 seconds later).
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15. Person in white jacket drags motorcycle away (~minutes later).
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Picture showing space where Jeep and pickup parked, and police booth:

Police Booth

Map showing other CCTV cameras in area:

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