A Vietnamese blogger says she gave up the opportunity to stay in the US to help build her nation.
Economists and experts are divided over whether the venue will be a boon or bust for the economy and locals.
A prominent economist says the one-percent devaluation will not have a strong effect on inflation or the macroeconomy.
But Archbishop Pierre Nguyen Van Nhon notes warming ties between the Vatican and Hanoi.
They criticize the government’s ongoing repression of those who voice dissent online.
Security officers raid his home in Ho Chi Minh City over the weekend.
Nguyen Quang Lap cannot take care of himself because of a previous stroke he suffered, family members say.
The outcome of such appeal cases is “dictated in advance,” says Human Rights Watch.
She is attacked after organizing a party to celebrate International Human Rights Day with friends.
Observers cite different reasons for Nguyen Quang Lap’s arrest.
Hong Le Tho is whisked away from his home and accused of “posting online articles with bad content and false information.”
Police harass and intimidate event organizers.
His wife identifies the chief attacker as a police officer who had harassed him in the past.
Dissidents point to Communist Party control over the National Assembly, which conducted the vote.
They say the country’s submission to the UN paints an outdated portrait of its rights situation.
Government agents camp outside his house and even hold a party at night.
Their arrest violated domestic and international law, according to some.
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.’