Pham Thi Loc says she will continue fighting for victims of injustice.
The incident marks the second beating of a public campaigner in the capital in weeks.
Analysts say exports will benefit, but imports will suffer and drive up inflation.
The call for reform comes ahead of an annual US-Vietnam rights dialogue.
Activists critical of Hanoi’s rights practices, split on U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.
He says lawmakers should wait to approve the project, citing a host of concerns.
Blogger Dieu Cay speaks to RFA about freedom of the press and expression in Vietnam.
Rights group sees no improvement, further deterioration in 'countries of particular concern.'
Vietnamese rights lawyer Le Cong Dinh speaks to RFA on the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon.
Her son says that prison guards have encouraged the woman’s cellmates to mistreat her.
They say such rights violations in their country are systemic.
The men were part of a group monitoring his home, he says.
Villagers angered by dust block traffic, create 20-km jam on highway in Binh Thuan province
The 2015 Civil Rights Defender of the Year sees a difficult year ahead for that cause in Vietnam.
Officers beat and arrest those who resisted the forced eviction and some bystanders.
The government shift halts the week-long protests.
A labor lawyer calls the policy ‘a step back’ in workers’ rights, as the strike enters its fifth day.
The beating is one of several he has suffered under the country’s harsh repression of Christian groups.
They demand to know his whereabouts and condition.
The project was met with an outpouring of criticism from residents.
A former rights lawyer in Vietnam explains his decision to leave the profession.
Experts say a successful shift will require growing a healthy civil society from today’s small, informal groups.
Some believe 2015 will bring changes, but others say rights groups must better coordinate their efforts to be effective.
The government withdraws its license and calls for the removal of its editor.
Critics say Communist Party politicians use business figures as pawns in internal squabbles.
Many victims of illegal land grabs and relatives of those wrongly imprisoned have no money to celebrate the Vietnamese New Year.
She sets herself alight after authorities proceed with plans to evict merchants.
A Vietnamese blogger says she gave up the opportunity to stay in the US to help build her nation.
Economists and experts are divided over whether the venue will be a boon or bust for the economy and locals.
A prominent economist says the one-percent devaluation will not have a strong effect on inflation or the macroeconomy.