The move will open up coveted land for a lucrative development scheme.
They condemn a shift in mission to put the party above all else.
Bloggers criticize the government’s move as a human rights infringement.
An Internet campaign urges transparency on alleged secret agreements with China.
Reports of the move ignite security fears in Vietnam.
Instead, he demands unconditional freedom and an explanation of the reasons for his arrest.
The convictions ordered by a provincial court are criticized by rights groups.
The government is accused of resorting to trumped-up criminal charges to punish rights defenders.
Human Rights Watch and Vietnamese activists believe the policies won’t deter widespread police abuse
He calls on the international community to pressure Hanoi over her case.
Agents hired by police are accused of breaking up a ritual at a follower’s home.
The delegate had voiced concerns over Hanoi’s adherence to UN obligations.
The official says his fact-finding mission has been interrupted by surveillance, harassment, and intimidation.
The Australian Embassy in Hanoi had invited both government and civil society representatives to the conference.
An open letter says 50 years of one-party rule have failed to form a strong nation.
UN Special Rapporteur Heiner Bielefeldt is in Vietnam to assess the religious rights situation.
A pro-government online army is launching attacks on the site.
The rig had operated there for more than two months, damaging bilateral relations.
He says mass sharing of shaving razor blades may have been a reason.