A labor lawyer calls the policy ‘a step back’ in workers’ rights, as the strike enters its fifth day.
The beating is one of several he has suffered under the country’s harsh repression of Christian groups.
They demand to know his whereabouts and condition.
The project was met with an outpouring of criticism from residents.
A former rights lawyer in Vietnam explains his decision to leave the profession.
Experts say a successful shift will require growing a healthy civil society from today’s small, informal groups.