Dissidents point to Communist Party control over the National Assembly, which conducted the vote.
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.
He has suffered indignities and deprivation at the hands of guards and other inmates.
They say the money should be spent on health care and education.
He describes harsh treatment at the hands of authorities.
But journalists say some papers fear setting an example for Vietnam.
Jail terms are common for villagers who oppose the expropriation of their land.
The move will open up coveted land for a lucrative development scheme.
It says police routinely provide causes of death in custody that ‘strain credulity.’
Jailed democracy activist was repeatedly urged to collaborate with authorities.
A local church leader says “conflicts” between the government and church have decreased.
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.