Nightmare in Laos by Kay Danes
The True Story of a Woman Imprisoned in a Communist Gulag
Hours after her husband, Kerry, was kidnapped by the Communist Laos government, Kay Danes tried to flee to Thailand with her two youngest children, only to be intercepted at the border. Torn from them and sent to a communist prison, it was then that the nightmare really began. Kay was forced to endure ten months of outrageous injustice and corruption while she and her husband fought for their freedom from behind the filth and squalor of one of Laos' secret gulags. Battling against a corrupt regime, she came to realise that there were many worse off people held captive in Laos ? people without a voice, or any hope of freedom. Kay had to draw from the strength and spirit of those around her in order to survive this hidden hell, while the world media and Australian government tried desperately to have her and Kerry freed before it was too late and all hope was lost. For Kay, the sorrow and pain she saw people suffer at the hands of the regime in Laos where human rights are non-existent, will stay with her forever, and she vowed to tell the world what she has seen.