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Egyptian Christian Detainee Dies in Libyan Custody

  • Religion Today
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2013 Mar 12
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An Egyptian Christian has died in a Libyan jail, CBN News reports. According to Voice of the Martyrs, Ezzat Hakim was detained simply because he knew other Christians accused of evangelizing in Libya. Some of the detainees were reportedly tortured in prison. Hakim already suffered from asthma and other ailments, and in the days before he died he had been sent to the hospital with chest pains and breathing problems. He later returned to prison, but on March 10, he experienced shortness of breath, fell down, hit his head and died.