Tuesday, February 19, 2013

4 Christians Arrested In Libya For Proselytizing

Both The Guardian and RT report that In Libya last week, four foreign nationals were arrested in Benghazi and charged with distributing Christian literature. Under a Gaddafi-era law, proselytizing potentially carries a death sentence.  The four--a Swedish-American, Egyptian, South African and South Korean-- were taken into custody at a publishing house where police found 45,000 pamphlets and said another 25,000 had already been distributed. The four  have been handed over to Libya's Preventive Security. Libya this week is celebrating the second anniversary of the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi.