A State Department report hits out at China, notes progress in Vietnam.
The two Buddhist clergymen are sought for undermining the state.
Lawyers and relatives say their actions don't count as 'conducting anti-government propaganda.'
The two social justice campaigners will be tried for ‘anti-state propaganda.’
Rubber companies are targeting the two countries due to lax regulation, a new report says.
The group aims to coordinate individual efforts on behalf of political reform.
Authorities stop monks from leaving the pagoda while activists hold 'picnic' protests for human rights.
Nguyen Van Hai’s family members don’t know where he is being held.
The governments of both countries restrict freedoms of religion and belief, USCIRF says.
Van Giang families reeling from the clashes say officials are ignoring their complaints.
Trafficked Vietnamese are held by their own compatriots at sweatshops and brothels in Moscow, a rights group says.
Lawyers say they were subjected to abuse and deprivations.
He and another activist are barred from holding talks with a U.S. official in Hanoi.
Local officials call for more water to be released from the Dak Mi 4 hydropower dam.
Rights activists and lawmakers urge Obama's administration to press Hanoi on human rights during bilateral talks.
But supporters of the imprisoned farmer criticize the officials' sentences as too lenient.
Suspected government agents harass and attack dissidents critical of the state.
Unknown assailants carry out the attack under the cover of night.
The lenient sentence is seen as a move to appease public anger.
Embassy officials helped traffickers avoid police, a rights group says.
Observers say the recommendation is a bid to quell public anger.
Supporters take to the street in protest of his trial.
One of the two women who escaped says she is still in fear of her captors.
They say their husbands are innocent of attempted murder charges ahead of their trial next week.
Poet Nguyen Huu Cau’s health is deteriorating rapidly in prison, his daughter says.
Chinese vessels had chased the boat from a disputed area the week before.
Authorities step up harassment of a dissident family and bar an activist from medical treatment.
Police warn the United Buddhist Church of Vietnam youth leader he could face prosecution.
Family members of a murder victim say the son-in-law of a powerful official is at fault.
An activist blogger in Vietnam says information by online activists will promote democracy in the one-party state.