Nguyen Van Nghiem represented himself during his trial, refusing a lawyer.
Lawyers suspect police pressured two detained discussion page leaders into refusing legal counsel.
The intruders leave following heated arguments between the rival groups, with the state-affiliated branch backed by local police.
Huynh Anh Khoa and Nguyen Dang Thuong had managed a group with 46,000 followers which was shut down by authorities after their arrest.
Hai’s case has stirred public interest in one-party Vietnam, where the assembly typically rubber stamps ruling party decisions.
Le Huu Minh Tuan was arrested on June 12 and could face up to 20 years in prison.
The chief judge says Ho admitted guilt multiple times.
The move signals a tougher Chinese approach to enforcing its ban on fishing in areas it claims, and is the second such incident in just over two months.
Four others will be charged with obstructing officers in the performance of their duties during the deadly Jan. 9 clash that saw three police officers and a village elder killed.
Meanwhile, a Vietnamese coast guard vessel enters a disputed area in the Spratlys to monitor China's maritime militia.
NGOs in Cambodia and abroad call for release of remaining family member.
Chau Van Kham, an advocate for democracy in Vietnam, has not been seen or heard from by relatives of consular officials for almost four months.
Twelve countries, both dictatorships and democracies, had stifled debate in the name of fighting fake news.
Le Dinh Chuc, son of slain Dong Tam village elder Le Dinh Kinh, is recovering from injuries suffered in the Jan. 9 police assault, his lawyer says.
With few orders due to COVID-19, company offers financial support for workers only through the end of June.
Party-loyalists-turned-critics Pham Chi Thanh and Nguyen Tuong Thuy were arrested last week on charges that penalize opposition to the party-state.
The RFA contributor is the third Vietnam Independent Journalists Association member arrested since 2019.
Fans don't work in stifling hot cells, medicine sent by family members is not received, and prisoners' letters are never sent, the wife of one prisoner says.
Pham Chi Thanh, also called Pham Thanh, had written books and essays criticizing Vietnam's one-party communist state.
But police say they took only her car and a safe containing papers, leaving valuable items of jewelry unaccounted for.
Phung Thuy was arrested on May while delivering books for the Liberal Publishing House.
Death row inmate to be spared pending assembly investigation.
Vice chief justice says assemblymen spread fake news about Ho Duy Hai’s case on Facebook.
Guards attacked the six and put them into solitary confinement for asking to work outside on weekends.
Ho Duy Hai’s family members say they have petitioned lawmakers in a last-ditch effort to save him.
Farmers say they have been cultivating the land since the 1970s, but the government says it is part of a conservation zone.
Nguyen Quang Lap was found dead on May 8 only three days after beginning a six-year term in prison.
Two posts on RFA Vietnamese Service’s Facebook page blocked for linking to “untruthful” reports.
Vietnam, which already tightly controls its press, has gone after independent voices on social media.
“Lucky” Chuong shared stories about police and dogs killed in the Dong Tam demonstrations.