A Vietnamese lawyer was arrested Wednesday on anti-state charges, police said, a week after he was brutally beaten by thugs after leading a training forum for rights defenders in the communist country.
When Vu Thi Linh moved her family from their spacious rural home to a tiny rented room in Hanoi, she hoped her children would be able to get the education she never had.
Death sentences imposed on corrupt Vietnamese officials will now be commuted to life in prison if they pay back at least 75 percent of the illegal money they made.
Gay and transgender activists in Vietnam say a new law recognizing their rights will pave the way for gender reassignment surgery in the communist country and reduce discrimination.
Vietnam and New Zealand have signed several cooperation agreements during a visit by Prime Minister John Key to Hanoi as they seek to double bilateral trade in the next five years.
Vietnam jailed six railway officials for up to 12 years each Tuesday, a court official said, over their roles in a corruption scandal that saw Japan temporarily suspend official development aid.
A Vietnamese court on Wednesday sentenced a journalist to six years in prison on charges of spying for mainland China, his lawyer said.
Vu Thi Thoan's family has been making papier mache masks, part of traditional Vietnamese celebrations for the Mid-Autumn Festival, for over four decades. But cheap Chinese toys are threatening her business.
A prominent Vietnamese blogger who was jailed after she wrote about corruption in the Communist country's police and judiciary has been released and left the country, the U.S. embassy said Monday.
Vietnam's president on Wednesday urged further modernization of the armed forces in the face of growing maritime territorial disputes as the nation celebrated 70 years since it declared independence from France.