The beating is one of several he has suffered under the country’s harsh repression of Christian groups.
Experts say a successful shift will require growing a healthy civil society from today’s small, informal groups.
Some believe 2015 will bring changes, but others say rights groups must better coordinate their efforts to be effective.
The government withdraws its license and calls for the removal of its editor.
Critics say Communist Party politicians use business figures as pawns in internal squabbles.
Many victims of illegal land grabs and relatives of those wrongly imprisoned have no money to celebrate the Vietnamese New Year.
She sets herself alight after authorities proceed with plans to evict merchants.
A Vietnamese blogger says she gave up the opportunity to stay in the US to help build her nation.
Economists and experts are divided over whether the venue will be a boon or bust for the economy and locals.
A prominent economist says the one-percent devaluation will not have a strong effect on inflation or the macroeconomy.
But Archbishop Pierre Nguyen Van Nhon notes warming ties between the Vatican and Hanoi.
They criticize the government’s ongoing repression of those who voice dissent online.
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.