Offenses against National Security and Social Orderliness
Article 51 (New). Treason to the Nation
A Lao citizen in contact and cooperating with aliens or foreign organizations for the purpose of undermining the independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity, grand political causes, defense and security, economy, culture and society of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic shall be punished by ten to twenty years of imprisonment and shall be fined from Kip 10,000,000 to Kip 500,000,000, with the possibility that his/her assets may be confiscated as provided under article 32 of this law and be placed under house arrest or life imprisonment or capital punishment.
Any preparation and attempts to commit such offense shall also be punished.
A Lao citizen assigned by aliens or foreign organizations to commit an offense but voluntarily reporting the facts to the authorities in advance before such offense is committed shall not be punished.
Article 61 (New). Civil Commotion
Any person enrolled in an armed organization attacking and destroying plants and factories, offices, social organization or taking civil servants and civilians as prisoners or killing them, or robbing state, collective, individual property with the intention to undermine the foundations of social order shall be punished by five to twenty years of imprisonment and fined from Kip 5,000,000 to Kip 100,000,000. Furthermore his/her property may be confiscated as provided under article 32 of this law, they may be sentenced to restricted residence or life imprisonment or execution.
Any preparation and attempts to commit the offense shall also be punished.
link to complete text of the Penal Law: Laos-Penal Law-2001-2005-eng