The defendants are imprisoned for ‘anti-state propaganda’ and ‘acting to overthrow the government.’
Their prison terms range from five to 16 years for ‘participating in terrorism to overthrow the government’ and other charges.
Tran Thi Nga's lawyer says the state failed to make a legal case against the land and labor activist.
The members of the group are serving time for hanging flags with the symbol of defeated South Vietnam in a town in An Giang province.
Local authorities and police stand by during the attack, refusing to intervene.
Prison officials refuse to provide democracy advocate Tran Anh Kim with medical care until they hear from higher-ups.
Observers welcome the move, which comes ahead of a planned trade agreement.
A California-based exile group calls Mother Mushroom, the Brotherhood for Democracy, and others 'among the bravest of our people.'
Pham Minh Tuan was kept captive in southern Philippines jungles for more than a year.
Dinh La Thang is stripped of his Party posts and now faces charges in a crackdown on corruption.
The announcement followed protests that caused the shutdown of a tollbooth at one site.
Chinese intrusions into Vietnamese waters are also on the rise, another government department says.
Observers say fees are too high, the station is unfairly located, and the project lacks transparency.
Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh is returned to prison to serve a 10-year term after her appeal is rejected in court.