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Activists: Arrest of Vietnam Rights Lawyer a Misstep

A well-known Vietnamese human rights lawyer was arrested Wednesday on anti-state "propaganda" charges, the latest incident in what rights groups are calling an alarming crackdown on government critics. Nguyen Van Dài's arrest came 10 days after he and three colleagues were brutally assaulted by 20 unknown men wielding sticks. The attack took place shortly after the activists had held a small workshop on human rights A U.N. human rights official condemned the attack,...

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