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Four Christians arrested in Benghazi

- The Washington Times - Sunday, February 17, 2013

Four foreigners have been arrested in Benghazi, Libya, on suspicion of printing Christian books and attempting to spread Christianity.

"They were arrested on Tuesday at a publishing house where they were printing thousands of books that called for conversion to Christianity," security official Hussein Bin Hmeid said, according to Reuters. "Proselytizing is forbidden in Libya. We are a 100 percent Muslim country, and this kind of action affects our national security."

An Egyptian, a South African, a Korean and a Swede who was traveling on a U.S. passport were arrested for allegedly being Christian missionaries.

"We are still holding interrogations and will hand them over to the Libyan intelligence authorities in a couple of days," Mr. Hmeid added.

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