Hoang Duc Binh, now serving a 14-year prison term for his role in environmental protests in 2016, says he was convicted unjustly and is not a criminal.
Tran Duch Thach, a co-founder of the online Brotherhood for Democracy, has been charged with 'activities aimed at overthrowing the state.'
Critics say the new law may not be up to the task in a heavily polluted country.
Floods kill four this week in the country’s waterlogged central region.
Southeast Asian leaders take part in 37th ASEAN Summit, the second one held virtually in 2020.
Blogger arrested for Facebook activity under alias.
The pact will cut tariffs and set common rules for trade, e-commerce, and intellectual property, officials and media reports say.
Hydropower projects in forested areas are a major contributor to deforestation.
A rights group meanwhile documents harsh treatment, including torture, of political prisoners in Vietnam's jails.
Storm Goni, the tenth storm of the season, slammed into the Philippines at the weekend and is now heading for Vietnam, with landfall expected by mid-week.
America’s top diplomat pressed an anti-China message during stops in India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Indonesia and Vietnam.
In Vietnam, 35 are reported dead with at least 19 killed by landslides, while floods destroy villages and roads in Laos.
Sister says family visit with Nguyen Van Hoa was denied, and letters went unsent.
Michael Nguyen said he endured 16-hour interrogations, a sham trial, and only learned of his release at the airport.
Thousands of homes are flooded, damaged, or destroyed, as authorities close schools, beaches, and airports across central coastal provinces.
Michael Nguyen, a resident of California, had been serving a 12-year prison term and was freed on what the US Embassy in Hanoi called 'humanitarian grounds.'
Nguyen Quang Khai had angered authorities by using the popular social media platform to discuss social and political problems in Vietnam.
The death toll climbs to 111 in Vietnam and 34 in Cambodia, with many still cut off by floods and damaged roads.
Japanese Prime Minister Suga says Japan will provide Vietnam, Indonesia, and other Southeast Asian countries with patrol boats to guard against incursions in their territorial waters.
Authorities say more rains puts the battered region at risk for additional flooding and landslides.
Homes are also damaged and thousands are displaced, with many cut off from rescuers or supplies of aid.
While the defense export agreement has yet to be signed, it points the way for Japan to sell military equipment and technology to Vietnam.
Vietnam hasn't commented on the intrusion yet, but China's move comes at a diplomatically sensitive time.
Tran Huynh Duy Thuc is serving a 16-year prison term for online writings criticizing Vietnam's one-party communist government.
Manh says Pham Doan Trang has been sent essentials in detention but hasn’t met her relatives.
Pham Doan Trang's arrest for propaganda against the state came hours after Vietnam held human rights talks with the United States.
Hanoi indicts award-winning dissident poet and Vietnam War veteran.
EU MPs highlight Vietnam’s rights abuses in letter to leadership.
Pham Dinh Quy, a lecturer at Ho Chi Minh City's Ton Duc Thang University, had accused Dak Lak province Communist Party chief Bui Van Cong of plagiarizing his doctoral thesis.
Nguyen Van Hoa, serving a seven-year prison term, had contributed to RFA as a journalist and videographer.