The ink on the bills had smeared, alerting a shopkeeper who then called police, sources said.
Three Vision Beyond Borders “volunteers” sent to Thailand, he groups says.
The three were moved to the capital of Luang Namtha province on April 8.
The trio accused of sharing bibles are confined to area around a guesthouse.
The country's national bomb-clearing agency sends less money to work teams in the provinces this year.
Organization fears they could be held through Laos’ New Year holiday.
Though provided with new housing and schools, many have no land to farm or ways to make a living, they say.
Special rapporteur Phillip Alston speaks with RFA after an 11-day tour of Laos.
Locals fearful that investment in Boten and other zones will benefit only Chinese
Philip Alston says improvements in the lives of the poorest have not kept pace with economic growth.
Most of the cases involved infrastructure development projects such as road construction and repairs throughout the country.
As government funding runs out, food donations needed for 230 interned in Somsanga Support Center
125 families must be relocated for the Nam Theun 1 dam, but they are demanding more money to vacate their land.
Deputy PM says proper soil analyses would have revealed that the dam had a flawed design.
Unsanitary clinics with unqualified doctors lead to patient deaths.
Philip Alston asks why so many live in poverty when Laos’ economy is booming
In ‘ghost projects,’ officials collected money but built nothing.
The plan raises concerns among international lenders about adding to Laos’ already heavy debt burden
The accident is the latest in a series of incidents in the country's troubled dam and hydropower sector.
Though vegetables can be grown, not enough is left for the cultivation of rice, a staple food for families in the area.
Development projects Vang Vieng tourism district meet resistance from local villagers.
Many in remote areas eat only rice, though other food is readily available, Lao sources say.
Between 10 percent and 26 percent of the total cost of the project is being requested in return for bid approvals, sources say.
Chinese Banana plantations have polluted many waterways in northern provinces
Provincial governments have trouble coming up with the funds or are spending too much time on accounting procedures.
Official from South Korean-led relief organization reports on fact finding mission to affected areas.
UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights Philip Alston will visit Laos in March.
The men are in failing health due to harsh conditions in the facility where they are being held, a local source says.
Lump sum payments of $10,000 per person confirmed by Attapeu provincial governor
Bodies of two men recovered from Mekong River were identified by DNA.