BENGHAZI, Libya: Libyan authorities in the eastern city of Benghazi have arrested four people suspected of carrying out Christian missionary activities.
Security official, Hussein bin Hameida, told AFP that an Egyptian, a South African, a South Korean and a Swede who holds a US passport, were arrested on Tuesday at a printing house, where they were printing books calling for conversion to Christianity.
Libya is a Muslim country and preaching another religion is a crime under Libyan law.
Since the 2011 fall of Moamer Kadhafi’s regime, the small Christian community fears for its safety, especially after a church bombing in December killed two people in the Mediterranean town of Dafniya.
The main Catholic Church’s clergyman in Libya have said that Christians are being driven out of eastern Libya by Muslim fundamentalists.