Ambassador Ted Osius calls the recent arrest and harassment of bloggers and rights activists ‘a disturbing trend.’
The students’ parents have kept them home from school in a bid to pressure authorities to abandon the project.
Nguyen Van Dai's arrest violates Vietnam's international commitments under human rights agreements, EU diplomats say.
Nguyen Van Dai had served four years in jail on the charges between 2007 and 2011.
He had served his full four-year sentence for ‘propaganda against the state.’
Authorities in Hanoi and Da Nang had refused requests to reconsider verdicts against the activist and his group.
Nguyen Van Dai and fellow activists were assaulted as they returned to the capital by taxi.
Hospitals can perform reassignment surgery, but the procedure is required for legal gender recognition.
The legislation would add stiffer penalties to an already harsh penal code, the group says.
Thich Quang Do thanks supporters who recently called for his release from house arrest.
Fisherman Dao Ngoc Duc says he cannot afford to buy new nets and continue his livelihood.
Motorists say owners regularly fix their meters to scam consumers.
Tran Vu Hai was nabbed as he was heading to Hanoi’s police headquarters to discuss the case and the related harassment of two attorneys with authorities.
They are inspired by Myanmar’s rapid reforms and question the pace of change at home.
Police pulled Tran Minh Nhat and Chu Manh Son out of a car as they traveled to their home village.
Xi Jinping did not mention the two nations’ tussle over the Paracel and Spratly islands during his speech to Vietnam’s parliament.
Police beat and detain protesters in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
The lawyers believe they were targeted to dissuade them from taking the case.
They want to call attention to China’s aggressive moves in the South China Sea and its brutal treatment of Vietnamese fishermen.
Vietnamese analysts welcome show of US resolve after years of Chinese encroachment in the South China Sea.
Police meanwhile harass and detain relatives and friends seeking confirmation of his reprieve.
But a pro-democracy party banned by the government denies any connection to her.
The family of Do Dang Du, who died in police custody, has asked the United Nations to investigate.
They say Vietnam should address fishing rights around the Paracel and Spratly islands with Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
Mobs attack a village temple belonging to a banned group, the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam.
Workers are unaware of the trade deal’s provision on independent worker unions, while the animal husbandry industry fears competitive threats.
But nationalist actions, such as boycotts, are not the answer to a growing deficit, he says.
Ha Huy Hoang was sentenced to six years in prison for providing documents to the Chinese.
Analysts say varied coverage suggests a schism within the ruling Communist Party.
She and other protesters had asked Vietnam's National Assembly for help in disputes over confiscated land.