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Ghana Christian leaves Libya jail


A Ghanaian man who was imprisoned in Libya eight years ago for distributing Christian material has been freed.

Ghana's Vice-President John Dramani Mahama secured Daniel Baidoo's release, during an official visit to Libya.

Mr Baidoo was originally sentenced to 25 years in prison after picking up a parcel containing Biblical tracts in Arabic from a post office.

It is against Libyan law to try to convert Muslims, however the US says this is rarely enforced.

Mr Baidoo said he had ordered the documents from a Christian organisation in the US, reported the Ghana News Agency.

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