Economists and experts are divided over whether the venue will be a boon or bust for the economy and locals.
Security officers raid his home in Ho Chi Minh City over the weekend.
Nguyen Quang Lap cannot take care of himself because of a previous stroke he suffered, family members say.
The outcome of such appeal cases is “dictated in advance,” says Human Rights Watch.
She is attacked after organizing a party to celebrate International Human Rights Day with friends.
Observers cite different reasons for Nguyen Quang Lap’s arrest.
Hong Le Tho is whisked away from his home and accused of “posting online articles with bad content and false information.”
Police harass and intimidate event organizers.
His wife identifies the chief attacker as a police officer who had harassed him in the past.
Dissidents point to Communist Party control over the National Assembly, which conducted the vote.
They say the country’s submission to the UN paints an outdated portrait of its rights situation.
Government agents camp outside his house and even hold a party at night.
Their arrest violated domestic and international law, according to some.
A deported Vietnamese blogger promises to work effectively from abroad for freedom of expression in the communist state.
They say officials must cease development of a lake on their property.
Nguyen Van Hai says he will work from abroad to free jailed dissident writers in Vietnam.
He has been in jail for more than six years.
He says prison officials tried to force him to admit his crimes.
A recent waste spillage from a reservoir has renewed concerns about environmental damage.