2 years ago Nguyen Van Dai was arrested after being brutally beaten for his activism. Read more on Front Line Defenders.
Human rights lawyer and activist Nguyen Van Dai was arrested on December 16, 2015, five days after he was beaten by a masked mob. He was charged under Vietnam's ludicrous Article 88 for "conducting propaganda against the state." After two years of arbitrary imprisonment, he is now facing another charge: “carrying out activities with the purpose of overthrowing the Peoples’ administration.”