Half of the group is believed to be still held in a secret location in Beijing.
He had published essays criticizing Vietnam's government and urging help for other dissidents.
More than a dozen others detained in a crackdown on protests are released.
Hundreds of Catholics demand release of two parishioners in a northern province.
Newspaper articles say the shop makes a mockery of the country's political traditions.
More than 15,000 inmates will be released next week.
They press Vietnam to revise a harsh web decree which goes into effect in a week.
Dissident veteran Communist Party members found the Social Democratic Party.
The young woman was jailed for alleged anti-state activity.
They share concerns over vaguely worded laws and regulations used to suppress online discussions.
Decree 72 is described as the worst attack on press freedom in Vietnam in two years.
The prisoner of conscience had spent 35 days protesting conditions in jail.
He says China's 'nine-dash line' covering nearly all of the South China Sea has no legal basis.
Human rights is squeezed among a range of issues at the Vietnam-US summit.
Experts say the government must better enforce usage of the country’s waterways.
Families of jailed Vietnamese dissidents and other groups write to President Barack Obama.
Nguyen Van Hai is frail from a hunger strike he staged after prison officials tried to force him to confess guilt.
But the companies will still be subject to strict laws governing content.
His ex-wife and son are refused a visit with him by prison authorities.
Nguyen Huu Cau's son warns that the dissident could die in prison.
A South China Sea showdown leaves two crews beaten and robbed.
Hundreds of supporters had planned to attend the high-profile trial of Le Quoc Quan.
Le Quoc Quan makes the pledge in a note he writes from prison.
Church members had refused to surrender to government control.
They take the prison chief hostage before police regain control of the facility.
A leader of an unsanctioned Buddhist group slits his belly in protest against the attack.
Tu Anh Tu is questioned about protests and a fellow blogger's history book.
The protest follows that of a fellow activist who recently ended a 25-day fast.
He calls it a victory for justice and democracy.
Foreign scholars raise 'deep concerns' over jailed dissident Cu Huy Ha Vu.