The U.S. president will meet with Nguyen Phu Trong, general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, next week in Washington.
Truong Minh Tam hopes increased international scrutiny can improve the treatment of Vietnam's political prisoners.
Several people are taken away and detained by authorities in Hanoi and Tre Ben province.
Her family is concerned for her health three weeks into the fast.
She was planning a campaign calling for the release of political prisoners.
Existing government-controlled organizations only serve to control society, not help farmers, they say.
Truong Duy Nhat says he’s not afraid that authorities will harass or re-arrest him for continuing to speak out against the regime.
A clause prohibiting lump-sum pension payouts had prompted a rare strike in March.
The attack is the latest against a public campaigner in recent weeks.
He had traveled to Singapore to attend a workshop on a new citizen journalism tool.
An industry official says fishermen will ‘remain vigilant’ as they ignore the ban.
She was sentenced for anti-state activity after photographing anti-China protests.
He is facing charges of ‘infringing upon the interests of the state.’
Pham Thi Loc says she will continue fighting for victims of injustice.
The incident marks the second beating of a public campaigner in the capital in weeks.
Analysts say exports will benefit, but imports will suffer and drive up inflation.
The call for reform comes ahead of an annual US-Vietnam rights dialogue.
Activists critical of Hanoi’s rights practices, split on U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.
He says lawmakers should wait to approve the project, citing a host of concerns.