Huynh Truong Ca had posted online articles and livestreamed videos calling for change in one-party communist Vietnam.
The Brotherhood for Democracy member’s sentence was upheld in a heavily guarded, three-hour trial.
Police say that organizers did not get advance permission to hold the event.
The document sent to national leaders, the UN, and foreign diplomats urges release of political prisoners and guarantees for the rights of assembly and a free press.
Tran Thi Nga had been refused permission for a visit in September as punishment for 'breaking prison rules.'
Family members say the activists endure routine abuse and suffer from health problems in detention.
Nguyen Van Trang and Le Van Thuong face charges under Article 109 for their pro-democracy efforts in the one-party state.
Nguyen Trung Ton endures daily coercion to confess, but maintains innocence.
Huynh Thuc Vy will remain under house arrest until her child stops nursing, and must then serve her full term.
Nguyen Huu Quoc Duy returns home to Khanh Hoa province.
Tran Huynh Duy Thuc’s brother updates RFA on a spate of ailments.
Le Thu Ha barred from entry in Hanoi, put on a plane to Bangkok
NGO demands authorities drop charges against blogger-activist Huynh Thuc Vy.
Authorities try to clear out the remaining residents of Con Dau parish to make more room for an ecotourism project.
Mother Mushroom says they are used as pawns in exchange for ‘economic benefits’ and global standing.
Hua Phi, head of the Cao Dai faith in Lam Dong province, had traveled undetected to Saigon to meet with US diplomats.
Celebrity or intellectual ruling party exodus tally now reaches at least 14.
Meanwhile, their defense team is attacked by unknown assailants who throw an object against their car, shattering a window.
Human rights advocate Huynh Thuc Vy will be prosecuted for "affronting the national flag or national emblem” from a 2017 incident.
Taken into custody by Vietnamese police on July 6, Michael Nguyen is being held for investigation for 'subversion.'
Party member and publisher Chu Hao will be punished for printing books diverging from the approved political line, state media say.
Prisoner’s friend summarizes letter on Facebook
Family of Tran Thi Nga send follow-up petition after two months of no contact
Nguyen Trung Ton was abducted and beaten in 2017 by assailants believed linked to the police.
Eleven injured in assault at Indian-owned quarry as police look on.
She tells a crowd in Houston she’ll “never keep silent” on human rights in the communist state.
Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh was 16 months into a 10-year anti-state propaganda sentence.
Dinh Nguyen Kha had protested Vietnam's politically sensitive policy on disputed islands in the South China Sea.
Religious freedom advocate Ven Thich Quang Do, 91, forced to relocate to his hometown.