Four suspected Christian foreign missionaries have been arrested in Libya's second city of Benghazi, according to country officials.
The arrests were made following information that the four foreign nationals were printing and distributing thousands of books in an attempt to convert people locally.
"We are still holding interrogations and will hand them over to the Libyan intelligence authorities in a couple of days," Hussein bin Hamid, spokesman for Libya's Preventative Security told Reuters.
Libya is a majority Sunni Muslim country and attempts at conversions are forbidden. The four arrested - an Egyptian, a South African, a South Korean and a Swede - are being held in detention although the spokesman added that their respective diplomats had been allowed to visit them.