Four Missionaries Arrested in Benghazi May Face Libya Death Penalty

(UPDATED) Police arrest Christians from Egypt, South Africa, South Korea, and Sweden for distributing evangelism materials.

Update (March 1): AFP reports that 48 Egyptian Christians have been arrested in Benghazi on illegal immigration charges. They are accused of attempting to evangelize Muslims, but "the main charge was illegal entry into Libya."

Update (Feb. 26): Morning Star News has additional information on the arrests.

Update (Feb. 22): Middle East Concern has new information regarding the arrests:

Our prayers have been requested following the arrest of an Egyptian Christian businessman in Benghazi, capital of Cyrenaica province, eastern Libya.Sherif is a businessman who runs a bookshop in Benghazi. The stock includes Christian books, intended for sale to the many expatriate Arabic speaking Christians living and working in Benghazi and the surrounding areas.We regret to report that Sherief was arrested on 10th February. He remains detained and, to date, has not been charged before a court. He has been physically mistreated repeatedly.Other Christians in Benghazi have also been arrested, including several ...
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