Activist Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh is convicted for ‘spreading propaganda against the state.’
They are assaulted when they resist the removal of a cross they say was set up on land belonging to their church.
Pham Minh Hoang is put on a plane to Paris after Hanoi's decision to strip his citizenship.
The move comes weeks after informing him of a decision to strip his citizenship.
They argue their job is already hard in the authoritarian state where the judiciary is hostile to defense lawyers.
Private postings provide leads and information, but may lack contrasting views, sources say.
Analysts consider possible reasons for the abrupt departure of the high-ranking People’s Liberation Army officer.
Authorities also lay heavier charges against citizen journalist Nguyen Van Hoa over his Formosa protest videos.
The move comes despite a promise by Hanoi’s mayor not to prosecute farmers who took police and other officials hostage during a land dispute.
Human Rights Watch calls for pressure on Hanoi to rescind the decision.
Men believed to be hired by local authorities have confined the sect’s followers to their homes.
The two men hurled stones at the building and urinated on its gate.
The professor is in the process of renouncing his French nationality in a bid to block the move.