Hoang Duc Binh must now serve a 14-year term for his role in protests against a waste spill on Vietnam's coast.
Pollution from discarded bags and bottles continues to plague Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar as they prepare for this year’s Earth Day.
The villagers demanded the release of 14 people detained as part of earlier protests.
Provincial authorities say the school may not charge the fees, but do nothing to stop the collection.
Brother of one activist calls her surprise trial and sentencing "stealthy" and says people are "embarrassed" for Vietnam.
The US social media giant says it will work with and protect civil society.
They tell Mark Zuckerberg that Facebook is doing the communist regime’s bidding by culling pages of independent groups.
The defendants, including a prominent rights lawyer, receive jail terms of various lengths after a one-day trial.
The six are accused of affiliation with a group Vietnam says exploited a toxic spill to create unrest.
Government-linked thugs have stepped up their attacks on Catholic communities in Vietnam, the rights group says.
The five group members scheduled for trial were engaged only in peaceful, legitimate activities, a group spokesperson says.
Nga was not permitted to see her family because she "has not cooperated," authorities tell her partner during unsuccessful prison visit.
Mob led by village chief tried to force 24 recent converts to renounce their faith.
His wife tells RFA the transfer to Gia Lai province was done with notifying Oai's family.
Dung Truong lost two teeth in a police station in Hanoi after he attended an unauthorized gathering to mark a deadly 1988 South China Sea skirmish.
Arrest comes after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the navy to open fire at foreign vessels suspected of poaching.
Families of fallen soldiers and veterans hold prayer ceremonies to honor the 64 dead.
Observers call the visit a significant deepening of defense ties between the two former enemies.
A 'Red Flags' group assaults parents of Catholic children barred from school because their parents can't pay.
Nguyen Trung Ton, a member of the online Brotherhood for Democracy, still suffers from unhealed injuries suffered in a beating.
Pham Doan Trang, author of a book on political engagement 'for everyone,' is now under house arrest at her home in Hanoi.
Tran Huynh Duy Thuc is preparing to appeal his 16-year sentence for plotting to overthrow the government, his brother says.
Authorities question Pham Doan Trang about her activities and her book before escorting her home.
Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh is serving a 10-year sentence for spreading ‘propaganda against the state.’
The charges stem for harassment of the group by police and unidentified 'thugs' last year, sources say.
The charges stem from harassment of the group by police and unidentified 'thugs' last year, sources say.
But her mother says prison authorities will not allow her to deliver medicine.
Hoang Duc Binh and Nguyen Nam Phong had taken part in protests against the government's handling of a massive 2016 waste spill.
The secret trial ends more than a year of detention for the former doctor-turned-online-advocate.
They had sent video clips criticizing Vietnam's Communist Party and government to Facebook and YouTube.