A California-based exile group calls Mother Mushroom, the Brotherhood for Democracy, and others 'among the bravest of our people.'
Chinese intrusions into Vietnamese waters are also on the rise, another government department says.
Observers say fees are too high, the station is unfairly located, and the project lacks transparency.
Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh is returned to prison to serve a 10-year term after her appeal is rejected in court.
Observers called the ruling a ‘farce’ and predetermined.
Manila’s bilateral ties with Hanoi remain “very strong,” President Rodrigo Duterte says.
Nguyen Van Hoa was arrested in January after using a drone to film a massive demonstration.
They had briefed officials on Vietnam’s human rights situation ahead of an annual dialogue.
But US silence on human rights has experts looking to other countries to raise the region’s grave problems.
Officials say another Vietnamese died while in captivity.
Brotherhood for Democracy members Le Anh Hung Truong Van Dung decline to turn up, saying they have done nothing wrong.
Activists say Hanoi's arbitrary detention of bloggers and rights defenders violates the spirit of APEC.
Hoang Duc Binh could face 2-7 years in prison following arrest for leading environmental protests.
Forty academics urge the Communist Party to free "Mother Mushroom" and another woman jailed for posting anti-state propaganda.
Many suspect the menacing groups are sanctioned by the government to harass critics and rights defenders.
She asks her to intervene with Vietnam's government to win her mother's release from a prison term served for politically sensitive writings.
He had posted writings criticizing official corruption on his two blogs.
Authorities prosecute, detain, and harass activists to silence dissenting voices, the groups say in an open letter.
The call to residents to surrender to police breaks authorities' earlier pledge not to pursue charges against them.