Libya arrests 4 foreign Christians on proselytism charges
Catholic World News - February 20, 2013
Four foreign Christians have been arrested in Libya on proselytism charges and face the prospect of the death penalty. The four--who include a Swedish-American with a US passport, as well as citizens of Egypt, South Africa, and South Korea--allegedly distributed pamphlets explaining Christianity.
Police said that the four had distributed 25,000 pamphlets and had another 45,000 in their possession.
“Proselytizing is forbidden in Libya,” said a security official. “We are a 100% Muslim country, and this kind of action affects our national security.”
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