Treatment and schooling are scarce for the estimated 60,000 HIV-positive children in Ho Chi Minh City.

Jailed Vietnamese Environmental Activist in Declining Health-Brother

Hoang Duc Binh is suffering rashes from poor hygiene and life in a dark cell has damaged his sight.

Vietnamese Activist Given Five-Year, Six-Month Prison Term for Defaming Government

Huynh Truong Ca had posted online articles and livestreamed videos calling for change in one-party communist Vietnam.

Vietnam Court Rejects Activist’s Appeal of Lengthy Subversion Sentence

The Brotherhood for Democracy member’s sentence was upheld in a heavily guarded, three-hour trial.

Vietnamese Authorities Break up Civil Society Conference in Hanoi

Police say that organizers did not get advance permission to hold the event.

Vietnamese at Home and Abroad Present Eight-Point Petition Calling for Reform

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.

Vietnamese Political Prisoner Allowed to See Family in Visit

Tran Thi Nga had been refused permission for a visit in September as punishment for 'breaking prison rules.'

Relatives of Jailed Vietnamese Democracy Activists Detail Prison Mistreatment to US Embassy Officials

Family members say the activists endure routine abuse and suffer from health problems in detention.

Two Activists in Hiding, Accused of Trying to Overthrow Vietnam Government

Nguyen Van Trang and Le Van Thuong face charges under Article 109 for their pro-democracy efforts in the one-party state.

Jailed Vietnam Activist Punished for Not Pleading Guilty

Nguyen Trung Ton endures daily coercion to confess, but maintains innocence.

Vietnamese Blogger to Serve Almost Three Years For Defacing Flag

Huynh Thuc Vy will remain under house arrest until her child stops nursing, and must then serve her full term.

Vietnamese Online Activist Released After Serving Three-year Sentence

Nguyen Huu Quoc Duy returns home to Khanh Hoa province.

Family of Vietnamese Democracy Advocate Suspects Poisoning by Prison Staff

Tran Huynh Duy Thuc’s brother updates RFA on a spate of ailments.

Vietnamese Dissident Turned Away in Attempt to Return Home From Exile

Le Thu Ha barred from entry in Hanoi, put on a plane to Bangkok

Human Rights Watch Urges Vietnam to End Crackdown on Freedom of Expression

NGO demands authorities drop charges against blogger-activist Huynh Thuc Vy.

At Least 10 Vietnamese Arrested Amid Forced Evictions in Land Grabs in Danang

Authorities try to clear out the remaining residents of Con Dau parish to make more room for an ecotourism project.

Vietnam’s ‘Consistent Policy’ is to Pressure Political Prisoners Into Exile: Freed Blogger

Mother Mushroom says they are used as pawns in exchange for ‘economic benefits’ and global standing.

Vietnamese Police Torch Farm Equipment of Dissident Religious Figure

Hua Phi, head of the Cao Dai faith in Lam Dong province, had traveled undetected to Saigon to meet with US diplomats.

Actor Kim Chi Leaves Vietnamese Communist Party Over Decision to Punish Publisher

Celebrity or intellectual ruling party exodus tally now reaches at least 14.

Fifteen Set to Appeal Sentences For Bien Hoa Protests in Vietnam

Meanwhile, their defense team is attacked by unknown assailants who throw an object against their car, shattering a window.

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