Observers welcome the move, which comes ahead of a planned trade agreement.
A California-based exile group calls Mother Mushroom, the Brotherhood for Democracy, and others 'among the bravest of our people.'
Pham Minh Tuan was kept captive in southern Philippines jungles for more than a year.
Dinh La Thang is stripped of his Party posts and now faces charges in a crackdown on corruption.
The announcement followed protests that caused the shutdown of a tollbooth at one site.
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.
Student activist faces charges of 'propaganda against the state' under Article 88 for his writing criticizing corruption.
Civil Rights Defenders also calls for an end to the persecution of activists under Article 88.
Tran Thi Thuy, sentenced to an eight-year term for petitioning for land rights, is in constant pain from tumors, her brother says.
Pham Doan Trang, author of 'Politics For All,' explains the motivation for writing her new book in an interview with RFA’s Vietnamese Service.
Vuong Van Tha was taken into custody in May, after police laid siege to his home.
His father says authorities never provided a clear reason for the detention.
Hundreds of uniformed officers destroy tents and attack protesters with shock batons and water cannon, sources say.