In this photo taken in January 2003 released by Philip Blenkinsop, villagers break down en-masse after delivering their plea through visiting reporters to the international community fo

 

              In this photo taken in January 2003 released by Philip Blenkinsop, villagers break down en-masse after delivering their plea through visiting reporters to the international community fo
In this photo taken in January 2003 released by Philip Blenkinsop, villagers break down en-masse after delivering their plea through visiting reporters to the international community for safety from attacks by the Lao army, as Hmong rebel leader Moua Toua Ther, right, oversees the encounter in Laos. Moua Toua Ter traveled through the jungles of Laos in 2003 with a small band of followers who were in hiding from the Lao army, who were trying to track them down because the communist government distrusted them as allies of the United States during the Vietnam War. Moua Toua Ter later fled to safety to Thailand, but on Monday, March 25, 2013, was in an immigration jail in Bangkok, and it is feared he will be deported to Laos, where rights activists say he will face persecution from the authorities. (AP Photo/Philip Blenkinsop) NO SALES, ONE TIME USE ONLY, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO ARCHIVES