One of the two women who escaped says she is still in fear of her captors.
They say their husbands are innocent of attempted murder charges ahead of their trial next week.
Poet Nguyen Huu Cau’s health is deteriorating rapidly in prison, his daughter says.
Chinese vessels had chased the boat from a disputed area the week before.
Authorities step up harassment of a dissident family and bar an activist from medical treatment.
Police warn the United Buddhist Church of Vietnam youth leader he could face prosecution.
Family members of a murder victim say the son-in-law of a powerful official is at fault.
An activist blogger in Vietnam says information by online activists will promote democracy in the one-party state.
The report by Reporters Without Borders also criticizes private-sector help to authoritarian regimes.
UBCV patriarch Thich Quang Do urges revisions to the constitution aimed at ending one-party rule.
Ta Phong Tan receives the US award in absentia while serving a prison sentence for propaganda against the state.
Defense ministers from the two countries hold talks in Hanoi.