Lawyer gives free legal assistance to tortured baby

A lawyer of Binh Duong Province’s lawyers delegation on Friday agreed to provide free legal assistance to a three-year-old maltreated baby in Thuan An District, Binh Duong Province.

Thai Thanh Hai, deputy chairman of the lawyers delegation will help Ho Thi Thuy Ngan’s family draft denouncement paper and will institute proceedings against baby sister Tran Thi Phung.

She may be prosecuted according to Clause 10 of the Criminal Law for torturing the child, the lawyer said.

Hoang Ho Linh, director of the Binh Duong Legal Assistance Center said Phung's behavior was enough to constitute a crime.

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Source: VNA – Translated by Hai Mien

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