This is the true story of Kay and Kerry Danes, a couple working in Laos in their own security business when they are arrested and thrown into a LaosAEs prison. Accused of stealing gems from a business they did security work for, the Laos government arrested them and 6 months later charged them for the crime and sentenced them to seven years. One month after their arrest it was proven to the Thailand Embassy that the Danes had not stolen the gems but still the Lao government continued to hold the couple and insisted that they were still guilty of the crime. Daily torture was inflicted on the couple to sign a confession of guilt on the crime but they maintained their innocence until they were pardoned 10 months later. "Standing Ground" is the inspirational story of the DanesAE strong spirit to survive and continued hope that one day they would be released. When that day came, they contacted embassies all over the world to inform them that prisoners were being held for years without any knowledge of their crime or sentences and had either died in prison or were unfairly treated in the cruelest conditions. Some families had been looking for loved ones for years without knowing they were in prison in Laos.
Publisher: New Holland Publishing Australia Pty Ltd