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4 arrested for proselytizing for Christianity

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By Reuters
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, 9:39 p.m.
 

BENGHAZI, Libya — Four foreigners were arrested last week in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on suspicion of being Christian missionaries and printing books about Christianity, a security official said on Saturday.

“They were arrested on Tuesday at a publishing house where they were printing thousands of books that called for conversion to Christianity,” Hussein Bin Hmeid said.

“Proselytizing is forbidden in Libya,” he said.

Libya is a predominantly Muslim country.

Hmeid said the government-affiliated security apparatus called Preventative Security, for which he is a spokesman, had arrested an Egyptian, a South African, a Korean and a Swede who was traveling on a U.S. passport.

 

 
 


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