Dissidents and their families undergo a terrifying experience as they are beaten and dragged away.
The wife of Mennonite clergyman Nguyen Cong Chinh says she and her five children are prisoners in their own home.
Police swoop in on a blogger and his dinner guests, detaining all eight.
It is the latest move pressuring the Communist government to embrace political reforms.
Tensions in Nghe An surround talks aimed at establishing diplomatic relations, analysts say.
Heavy rains prompt complaints about the sluggishness of the prevention programs.
The six men were traveling illegally and were 'brutally' beaten by police, they say.
Neighbors say the man acted out of desperation.
Half of the group is believed to be still held in a secret location in Beijing.
He had published essays criticizing Vietnam's government and urging help for other dissidents.
More than a dozen others detained in a crackdown on protests are released.
Hundreds of Catholics demand release of two parishioners in a northern province.
Newspaper articles say the shop makes a mockery of the country's political traditions.