CTV Danlambao/Translated by Jasmine Tran (Danlambao) - On 27 August 2015, a group of more than ten people including professor Phạm Minh Hoàng, Đặng Xuân Hà, Trương Minh Tam, Chu Mạnh Sơn, and Trần Thị Nga went to visit Trần Minh Nhật, a prisoner of conscience. Nhật has just finished his jail term in Yên Thành, Đạ Đờn commune, Lâm Hà district in Lâm Đồng province.
On the morning of 28 August, the group said their goodbyes to Nhật’s family. On the way to Đà Lạt, at around 10:30, their car passed a deserted spot in Nghĩa Thắng, Đức Trọng district, Lâm Đồng province. They were then stopped by a group of about twenty thugs.