Nguyen Van Dai, a Protestant Church leader and lawyer, was arrested at his home in Hanoi on the morning of December 6, 2015.

According to his wife, he was on his way to meet representatives of the EU to discuss human rights issues in his home country of Vietnam. Dai was taken back to his house by plainclothes police officers, where he was confronted by two dozen other police officers. A search warrant was produced and signed by Dai and his wife, who noted the charges to which Dai did not agree. Police confiscated two laptops, a desktop computer and several USB sticks

He has been charged with ‘spreading propaganda against the state’ (article 88) and could face a sentence of up to 20 years in prison.

See Nguyen’s profile here