Reports of the move ignite security fears in Vietnam.
Instead, he demands unconditional freedom and an explanation of the reasons for his arrest.
The convictions ordered by a provincial court are criticized by rights groups.
The government is accused of resorting to trumped-up criminal charges to punish rights defenders.
Human Rights Watch and Vietnamese activists believe the policies won’t deter widespread police abuse
He calls on the international community to pressure Hanoi over her case.
Agents hired by police are accused of breaking up a ritual at a follower’s home.
The delegate had voiced concerns over Hanoi’s adherence to UN obligations.
The official says his fact-finding mission has been interrupted by surveillance, harassment, and intimidation.