After being detained for over two years without charges, Christian lawyer Nguyen Van Dai, has finally been given a trial date. He is charged under Article 79 for alleged ‘subversive activities’, and will be tried by the People’s Court of Hanoi on April 5. 

In January, his wife Vu Minh Khanh was permitted to briefly visit him. She said the conditions in prison were shocking, that he had to sleep on a concrete block and had been rarely allowed to leave his cell in the last two years. He is in poor health but has a strong resolve. 

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