Tripoli, 12 April 2013:
A South Korean Christian imprisoned for two months on suspicion of proselytising in Benghazi has been released.
An official . . .[restrict]from the South Korean foreign ministry said that the national, known only as ‘Lee,’ was released yesterday, according to South Korean news agency Yonhap.
Lee was arrested, along with a South African, an Egyptian and another Christian holding American and Swedish nationality, on 10 February. There were reports a fortnight ago that all four were due to be freed imminently, but these turned out to be spurious.
It is not yet clear whether all four Christians have been released or only Lee.
In a separate case, four Egyptian Christians held for a month in Benghazi, also facing charges of spreading the Christian faith, were freed yesterday. [/restrict]