Libya on Thursday released four Egyptian Christians who spent more than a month in jail after being accused of proselytizing

MENA Egyptian news agency reported; quoting church sources that Libyan authorities had dropped the charges against them. A fifth detained Egyptian died in a Tripoli prison last month, it added.

The release comes after Egypt extradited two members of the regime of ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi earlier this month. An Egyptian court barred the extradition of a cousin of Gaddafi claiming to hold Egyptian citizenship.

Last month, Egyptian judicial sources was seeking to swap the Libyans with the Egyptian Copts.