Capital punishment in Laos
Capital punishment in Laos is legal. Crimes that are punishable by execution include murder, terrorism, drug trafficking, robbery, kidnapping, treason and espionage. Executions are carried out by a firing squad. In March 2009, the government of Laos reported to Amnesty International that at the end of 2008, there were 85 people on death row. The last known execution in Laos took place in 1989.