The Law Society expressed concern regarding Mr Nguyen Van Dai, a human rights lawyer, because he has been targeted by the authorities because of his legitimate work as a lawyer. Nguyen Van Dai founded the Committee for Human Rights in Vietnam in 2006. He was arrested in March 2007, together with Le Thi Cong Nhan. Nguyen Van Dai had taught students human rights at his office. He and Le Thi Cong Nhan had expressed themselves in interviews in ways that prompted the government to initiate criminal proceedings. Both of them are well-known human rights activists in Vietnam and have acted as lawyer for protesters who were prosecuted by the government.
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