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. Even though many countries have offered to help in its analysis, 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.
2. Sombath gets out of Jeep and joins police at side of road (~70 seconds later).
- 13. Motorcycle leaves, possibly firing shot (~3 seconds later) See Amnesty International report: Caught on Camera.
- 14. Pickup departs; police remains (~10 seconds later).
Picture showing space where Jeep and pickup parked, and police booth:
Map showing other CCTV cameras in area: