Viet Nam: Failure to Comply with Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Opinion to Immediately Release Nguyễn Văn Đài | WGAD Submission

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Nguyễn Văn Đài update:

Viet Nam has still not complied with the 8 June 2017  Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) Opinion to immediately release human rights lawyer Nguyễn Văn Đài and compensate him for his arbitrary detention since December 2015. Viet Nam continues to illegally detain Nguyễn Văn Đài, have added to the original illegitimate charge of ‘propaganda against the state’, an accusation of ‘attempting overthrow of government’ and is subjecting him to cruel treatment prohibited by international human rights law. The WGAD Petition and Annexes on behalf of Nguyễn Văn Đài were filed by LRWC, the Media Legal Defence Initiative, Lawyers for Lawyers, PEN International and Viet Tan in November 2016. A response to Viet Nam’s reply was filed in April 2017

On 29 November 2017, the Media Legal Defence Initiative – on behalf of LRWC, Lawyers for Lawyers, PEN International, and Viet Tan – submitted a Follow-Up Procedure to the WGAD. Read the submission here.