LIBYA: Imprisonment for Leaving Islam

18 July 2023

Source: The Voice of the Martyrs Canada

Over three months ago, at least ten Libyan Christians were arrested for converting from Islam to Christianity. Two other believers, one from Nigeria and one from Pakistan, have also been arrested because of their association with these Libyan converts. All twelve arrested believers are being held on charges of proselytism (considered “instigating division” by governing officials) which carry a maximum sentence of death.

Islam remains the dominant religion in Libya and forms the basis for the country’s legal system. While there is no law explicitly prohibiting religious conversions, some Muslim leaders have argued that leaving Islam is an act of apostasy, which is punishable by death.

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    Pray for them

    Ask the Lord to touch the hearts of the officials responsible for their arrests, to bring about a favourable outcome for these believers and others facing similar charges.

    May God direct Libya's leaders, leading to a political and legal system that provides all believers protection from unjust accusations and grants them the freedom to gather for worship.

    Pray for the growth of the church in Libya and that many will be reached by Christian satellite TV programmes and internet evangelism.

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    One response to “LIBYA: Imprisonment for Leaving Islam”

    1. Leanne Beer says:

      I pray that God may give his people his peace, that they may know his presence and may they stay strong in him.
      Also pray for the Governing officials that God would soften and work in their hearts.

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