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Dang Dinh Manh

Dang Dinh Manh

HRD & Lawyer

Dang Dinh Manh is a lawyer of the Ho Chi Minh City Bar Association. He has been involved in defense cases for many years and represented a number of political cases. In 2018, Dang Dinh Manh provided legal defense for rights advocate Le Dinh Luong as well as peaceful demonstrated arrested during protests that swept Vietnam in June 2018.


Vietnamese authorities treat human rights defenders as “enemies of the State”. HRDs are subjected to intimidation, threats, interrogation, harassment, arrest and routine beatings. Many defenders are victims of arbitrary detention and criminalisation. Most often, they are not informed of the reasons for their arrest or why their request for bail is denied. When put on trial, they are very often sentenced to heavy jail terms and mistreated in prison. Detained HRDs also do not have access to lawyers and families and can be denied medical care. They can be intentionally transferred to remote locations, thus making it more difficult for their families to visit them. Human rights lawyers are often abused and disbarred from their respective bar association.