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Battered lawyers look for justice

Update: November, 14/2015 - 09:36
Ha Noi Police yesterday decided to prosecute the alleged assailants involved in an assault on two lawyers in Chuong My District early this month. — Photo chinhphu.vn

HA NOI (VNS)— Ha Noi Police yesterday decided to prosecute the alleged assailants involved in an assault on two lawyers in Chuong My District early this month.

At about 3:30pm on November 3, lawyers Tran Thu Nam, 39, and Le Van Luan, 30, were leaving their client's house in Dong Cuu Village, Dong Phuong Yen Commune when a group of people suddenly stopped their car and attacked them.

The lawyers are representing the family of Do Dang Du who died in police custody last month.

X-rays showed that Nam's nose had been broken and he had suffered eye and head injuries that required a CAT scan.

The attackers also snatched Luan's mobile phone during the assault.

The news went viral as soon as photos of Nam's blood-covered face spread on the internet.

On Tuesday, a week after the attack, Ha Noi Police released their preliminary findings, saying the two lawyers were beaten after unintentionally spraying dirt on the gang as they drove past, which made them chase after and attack the two men in revenge.

The police identified eight members of the group, including seven local farmers aged from 20 to mid-30, and a 38-year-old official from Dong Phuong Yen Commune's Credit Fund.

The victims have disputed the findings.

Investigations into the attack will be ongoing following the decision to press charges. — VNS


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