Can Thi Theu must now serve 20 months for protesting eviction from her family farm, the court says.
Smuggled in by truck from Russia, many never make it past the border, sources say.
Nguyen Dang Minh Man’s mother hopes for her release, but doubts that her daughter will be allowed to stay in the country.
The militant group claiming allegiance to the Islamic State has been kidnapping people in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
Four arrests come as the Formosa chemical spill continues to be a political flash point.
Some district residents report that they are still waiting for aid deliveries from relief teams.
Vietnam's rice bowl is imperiled by salt from rising seas as extreme weather events and climate change pose complex challenges.
A land dispute may have led to the deadly confrontation in the country's Central Highlands.
Authorities accused of threats, abductions and harassment as Catholic parishioners push for more compensation.
As the country is inundated, questions arise over how hydroelectric facilities respond.
Activists say big protests spooked Communist authorities, who responded with arrests, terror blacklist for democracy group.
Nguyen Ngoc Gia’s term was reduced in part because his family was loyal to the state.
Nguyen Nhu Phong was fired and stripped of his press card 'for committing wrongdoing in press activities.'
Some activists say they won't give up until the factory that killed tons of fish in April pulls out of Vietnam.
Hundreds gather at Ky Anh court to file claims, with hundreds more expected to arrive next day.
The judge conducts an 'undemocratic' hearing, refusing to hear all sides, defense lawyers say.
Can Thi Theu’s 20-month term coincides with a construction boom and new scrutiny on human rights.
They have destroyed the structure and moved all statues and other belongings to a new location, the abbot says.
The place of worship sits in an area that is planned for a lucrative development project.