The defendants are imprisoned for ‘anti-state propaganda’ and ‘acting to overthrow the government.’
Their prison terms range from five to 16 years for ‘participating in terrorism to overthrow the government’ and other charges.
Tran Thi Nga's lawyer says the state failed to make a legal case against the land and labor activist.
The members of the group are serving time for hanging flags with the symbol of defeated South Vietnam in a town in An Giang province.
Local authorities and police stand by during the attack, refusing to intervene.
Prison officials refuse to provide democracy advocate Tran Anh Kim with medical care until they hear from higher-ups.
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.