Vietnam’s harsh summer: state launches largest crackdown on dissidents in years

The Guardian

At least 11 activists have been arrested, charged or convicted over the past few months, while another was stripped of his citizenship and deported to France Ho Thi Chau, 25, was left alone and blacklisted after her husband was returned to jail for “attempting to overthrow the [Vietnamese] government” last (...) (27/09/2017)

Vietnam Today

Vietnam president’s mysterious absence raising eyebrows

(Nikkei Asian Review) - HANOI — Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang has not been seen in public for nearly a month with no explanation from the government, fueling speculation about a power struggle and talk that the nation’s top leader — the head of the Communist Party — could step down next (...)

Viet Tan in the News

Vietnam Jails Prominent Blogger For Five Years

(Radio Free Asia) - A court in northern-central Vietnam’s Nghe An province on Monday sentenced prominent blogger and former political prisoner Nguyen Van Oai to five years in prison and four years of house arrest for resisting police officers and leaving his home while on probation, his lawyer (...)