U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry places an offering of flowers during a tour of the Pha Tha Luang in Vientiane, Laos, Jan. 25, 2016. The massive gold stupa is the most important national symbol in Laos. (Jacquelyn Martin / AP)

Radio Free Asia’s Lao Service has been closely covering the deadly unrest in Laos that has been unfolding in recent months and has provided details that some major media sources have picked up.