Vietnam dissidents urge US help to boost human rights

 Vietnamese dissidents Wednesday pleaded for international help for prisoners of conscience jailed inside their country and warned that warming US ties with Hanoi may send the wrong message to the ruling communists.

Freed Vietnam dissident arrives in US, vows fight

A leading Vietnamese dissident freed by Hanoi was mobbed by supporters late Tuesday as he arrived in the United States, vowing to fight for democracy and other detainees in his home country. 

Freed Vietnam dissident heads to US

Vietnam has freed a leading dissident whose case was raised by US President Barack Obama, and he was due to arrive Tuesday in the United States, an American official said.

Prominent Vietnam blogger `weak` from hunger strike

A well-known Vietnamese blogger, jailed for 12 years for anti-state propaganda, is "very weak" after a month-long hunger strike protesting at his treatment in prison, his family said Sunday.