The governments of both countries restrict freedoms of religion and belief, USCIRF says.
Van Giang families reeling from the clashes say officials are ignoring their complaints.
Trafficked Vietnamese are held by their own compatriots at sweatshops and brothels in Moscow, a rights group says.
Lawyers say they were subjected to abuse and deprivations.
He and another activist are barred from holding talks with a U.S. official in Hanoi.
Local officials call for more water to be released from the Dak Mi 4 hydropower dam.
Rights activists and lawmakers urge Obama's administration to press Hanoi on human rights during bilateral talks.
But supporters of the imprisoned farmer criticize the officials' sentences as too lenient.
Suspected government agents harass and attack dissidents critical of the state.
Unknown assailants carry out the attack under the cover of night.
The lenient sentence is seen as a move to appease public anger.
Embassy officials helped traffickers avoid police, a rights group says.
Observers say the recommendation is a bid to quell public anger.
Supporters take to the street in protest of his trial.