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Nguyen Van Dai

Nguyen Van Dai

HRD, Co-Founder

Dai is a symbol for generations who fight for human rights.

- Vu Minh Khanh, wife of Nguyen Van Dai

Nguyen Van Dai is the co-founder of the Vietnam Human Rights Committee and a pro-democracy activist. He has provided legal assistance to citizens vocal against human rights violations committed by the government and members of religious minorities and has faced judicial harassment in the past.


Vietnamese authorities treat human rights defenders as “enemies of the State”. HRDs are also subjected to intimidation, threats, interrogation, harassment, arbitrary arrest and detention. When put on trial, they are very often sentenced to heavy jail terms for their human rights work, and mistreated in prison.