The man’s father says his injuries and video footage do not suggest he killed himself.
Nguyen Van Hoa had filmed peaceful protests against a polluting steel plant.
Le My Hanh was the target of a violent assault that was filmed and posted on social media.
The move has left Vietnam with an oversupply and rapidly falling pork prices.
Observers say the country’s party chief is removing obstacles to his political future.
The protest ends peacefully, with authorities promising a written statement, sources say.
Analysts say access to information about the standoff helped restrain the government.
Last 19 hostages handed over after negotiations in which Hanoi's mayor vows to investigate farmers' complaints about land spat.
Nineteen police officers and officials remain held amid the ongoing standoff over land.
Reports suggest they fear arrest if they leave their barricaded commune.
Police in An Phu district beat one motorbiker and confiscate the registrations of other cyclists who gathered to worship.
Twenty police officers and local officials have been held by the farmers for five days.
The farmers say they are preparing to release around 20 local officials also held since the weekend.
The impasse reached its third day, following weekend clashes between residents and security personnel.
Bloggers and independent journalists see the move as yet another measure to keep them from reporting police misconduct.
Tran Huynh Duy Thuc is being kept in a dark cell seven years into a 16-year term for criticizing the government in articles online.
Hundreds of people carry banners along sreets and beaches denouncing the company that caused the country’s worst environmental disaster.
Green Trees wants the government to allow it to scrutinize compensation owed to victims of the nation’s worst toxic chemical spill.
The German Association of Judges has selected Nguyen Van Dai as the recipient of its biennial human rights honor.
They crossed the border after Cambodia began to reject some of their asylum claims.
The blogger and former political prisoner is recognized for putting her community before her own well-being.
Hundreds of residents from Thach Banh village gather at the local people’s committee, but the office is closed.
Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh was honored for her ‘defense of freedom of expression.’
His lawyer said the decision was expected and vows to appeal.
Police block one congregation from marking the death of their founder and seize the church of another.
Phan Kim Khanh and Bui Hieu Vo are being detained for posting online content described as fabricated and malicious.
He slams the government for acting against protesters instead of defending their rights.
Authorities disrupt the commemoration and haul away three people for interrogation.
The Paris-based Vietnam Committee on Human Rights wants the government to release all imprisoned female activists on International Women’s Day.
Surprise and disbelief, but little hope that they can help Doan Thi Houng.