Son Bac Nguyen arranged the acquisition by a state telecom firm of a private TV company at an inflated price, causing losses to the state budget.
Activists say the move will undermine sympathy at home and abroad, making it easier to deport dissidents applying for asylum.
Journalist Pham Chi Dung is denied legal help until investigators finish looking into his case, one of his lawyers says.
One may now have cancer following refusals from prison authorities over several months to allow medical care.
Vietnamese authorities monitor and restrict the activities of the spiritual group, which is banned and harshly persecuted in China.
Funds needed to build the government-ordered systems were never released, leading to a request by affected provinces to postpone the deadline for construction.
An ethnic Vietnamese raised in Hong Kong returns from his studies abroad to take part in pro-democracy protests on the front line.
Dao Quang Thuc died on Dec. 10 of what prison authorities called a stroke, and was quickly buried the same day, his son says.
Nguyen Thuy Hanh supports prisoners and their families with contributions raised from citizens around Vietnam.
Dao Quang Thuc was serving a 13-year prison term for his online writings criticizing Vietnam's government.
Three arrested for protesting at site of January’s controversial home demolitions.
Vu Huy Hoang was detained and beaten by police and went into hiding to prevent harassment of his family, he says.
Chau Van Kham, Nguyen Van Vien, and Tran Van Quyen are not terrorists, and had tried only to promote peaceful change in Vietnam, Human Rights Watch says.
A priest says the event was disrupted by ‘uniformed policemen, traffic policemen, security people wearing masks, and thugs.’
Pham Chi Dung warns that Hanoi will arrest opponents of FTA in video message made two days before he was arrested.
Ho Duy Hai, awaiting execution for double murder since 2008, will have his case reexamined.
Brother of one of the victims says the family borrowed money from the government to transport the body home.
The sentences come amid a continuing crackdown on dissent that has seen dozens jailed this year alone.
Police may have thought the performance was supported by funds from 'foreign sources,' the environmental advocacy group Green Trees says.
Phan Cong Hai had posted writings criticizing Vietnamese government policies and following pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
Independent journalist could face between seven and 12 years in prison if convicted.
The offer of a cutter vessel, which will be delivered in 2020, follows Vietnam’s receipt of six patrol boats and equipment worth $12 million this year.
Ha Van Thanh was sent back to Vietnam in October after his request for refugee status in the United States was denied.
The "No-U" T-shirt rejects China’s nine-dash line claim of control of South China Sea.
Nguyen Nang Tinh receives close to the maximum sentence, with his lawyers blocked in their efforts to defend him in court.
Tran Vu Hai had offered to represent RFA contributor Truong Duy Nhat in court, but was then charged with tax evasion, with his case files seized by police.
Nguyen Duy Binh tried to defend the right of defendant Tran Vu Hai and his wife to select their own attorneys, and was dragged from the courtroom by police.
Activists say their protest is hypocritical, since the police usually break up such demonstrations.
Chau Van Kham, Nguyen Van Vien, and Tran Van Quyen receive sentences of from 10 to 12 on charges that rights groups say were never proved.
Tran Vu Hai's office was raided, with his case files seized, and he will now stand trial on tax evasion charges on Nov. 13.