The secret trial ends more than a year of detention for the former doctor-turned-online-advocate.
They had sent video clips criticizing Vietnam's Communist Party and government to Facebook and YouTube.
As Vietnamese dissident lawyer Nguyen Van Dai enters his third year of pretrial detention, his wife voices fears for his health.
Residents say the offer is low based on compensation for land in similar development projects.
Fishermen from Van Dong village in Quang Bin Province say they were short-changed in compensation scheme.
Vuong Van Tha is put away for spreading propaganda against the state in sentencing that took place without lawyers.
Trinh Xuan Thanh, the former head of PetroVietnam Construction (PVC), is believed to have been abducted from Germany.
Anniversary of 1950 diplomatic relations coincides with 1974 Chinese seizure of islands from Vietnam.
Nguyen Ngoc Gia, released from prison on December 27, 2017, describes his treatment in jail but vows to keep on writing.
Amid arrest campaign, Hanoi releases a white paper touting progress in human rights that is quickly dismissed by a former political prisoner.
Nguyen Van Oi must now serve his full term after allegedly violating the terms of his probation after an earlier conviction.
Police presented no papers ordering Doan Van Dien's arrest and still have him in custody after more than a month.
The procuracy asks for a life sentence for Thanh and 14-15 years for Thang.
Signatories say a farmer who shot company workers clearing his crops was repeatedly provoked.
One, former PetroVietnam Construction chairman Trinh Xuan Thanh, faces a possible death sentence if convicted.
Vu Hung was present at a teachers' lunch meeting shut down by police and was beaten in detention, his wife says.
Phan Van Anh Vu is flown to Hanoi and taken into custody on charges of revealing state secrets.
Local authorities had recommended the removal of a senior priest who protested government seizure of land claimed by his church.
Phan Van Anh Vu, a former intelligence officer, is wanted for ‘disclosing state secrets.’
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.