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Photo Archive of Kay Danes and advocacy work


[above] May 1999, the Danes were Security managers providing security to over 75 International clients, including UN, foreign investors, Embassies, World Bank, Hotels, etc…, prior to the Laos Secret Police taking them hostage as part of an illegal government takeover of one of their clients, Gem Mining Laos. © Kay Danes 1999
28 June 2001 - Kerry and Kay Danes are taken to the Lao Court and convicted of trumped up charges against them in violation of both Lao and International Law.
The Danes children reunite with their Grandparents - 9 November 2001 [Australia].

30 August 2001 - Special Envoy Ian Kemish arrived to meet Kerry and Kay at Lao Immigration pending diplomatic negotiations. He brought early birthday presents and surprise telephone contact from the Danes children.

6 October 2001 - Kerry and Kay Danes released from communist gulag and placed under house arrest at Australian Ambassador's Residence.

"I grew very fond of the Danes. I admire their compassion, I admire their humanity and I admire their discipline. Yes - I have to say that I finished up regarding them as real friends. " His Excellency Jonathan Thwaites Australian Ambassador to Laos.
"I extend my very best wishes to Kerry and Kay and their family for the future. They have all been through an extremely difficult time."
His Excellency Alexander Downer - Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs

6 Oct 2001 - {From left to Right}, Robin Hamilton-Coate [Aust Embassy], Louise Waugh [Aust Embassy], His Excellency Jonathan Thwaites [Aust Ambassador], Kay and Kerry Danes.

Danes farewell former Lao Staff 7 November 2001 © Kay Danes 2001

Danes prepare to receive Presidential Pardon. 6 November 2001 © Kay Danes 2001

Danes receive Presidential Pardon. 6 November 2001

The Danes family reunite 9 November 2001 in Australia. © Paul A, Broben - Frontline International

Kay reunited with sister Karen Stewart [Left] and mother Noela Stewart [Right]. Nov 01 © Paul A, Broben - Frontline International

Danes family reunited 11 months later © The Sunday Telegraph.

Kay and Kerry Danes © Paul A, Broben - Frontline International
October 2002, I felt it was my duty to tell the world what I had seen and experienced in Laos, and how the people suffer under the dictatorship. I testified at the US Congressional Forum on Laos in 2002, on behalf of those prisoners I left behind, and continue to speak out against the corruption of the regime in Laos to this day. © Kay Danes 2002

Kay Danes congratulated by Colonel Khambang Sibounheuang Leader of the Lao Nationalist Reform Party in Washington DC.

Kay Danes and Australian Government Member of Parliament, Michael Choi pose for a photo at the International Women's Day Forum in Brisbane where Kay attended as the honorary speaker.

Kay meets with US Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (California) in Washington DC, to discuss democracy issues and economic development for Laos at the US Congressional Forum.

Kay Danes and Dr. Sin Vilay, Under-Secretary of the General Assembly of Laotians Abroad. © Kay Danes 2002

Together in Washington DC with Fellow Freedom Lovers to testify at US Congress© Kay Danes 2002

Kay Danes [Washington DC] © Kay Danes 2002

US Pentagon Army Officer welcomes Kay Danes to Washington DC.
KD: "Can I keep the hat, Sir?"
Officer: "No, mam".

Speaking at Rayburn House in Washington DC, as the key note speaker, Kay Danes is joined by Mr. Phillip Smith, Executive Director for the Center for Public Policy Analysis (Washington DC) and Laura Xiong, Executive Director of the Hmong International Human Rights Watch.

Phillip Smith, Executive Director of Centre for Public Policy Analysis. (Washington DC) Oct, 02© Kay Danes 2002
POW (Laos) Colonel Khamphan Thammakhanti.

The plight of POWs - victims of communist atrocities does not end. Col. Khamphan Thammakhanti has witnessed and testified to US Congress (2002) the suffering and untold hardship and torture endured by the former leaders and people of the Kingdom of Laos, at the hands of the Laos Government from 1975 until his own release from prison in 1989. In his diary "Remedy for the living dead: the Communist gulag in Laos", Colonel Khamphan details the actual burial sites of the Royal Lao Family.

Colonel Khamphan is a remarkable and courageous man who is dedicated in keeping the torch of hope burning.


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