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(ANS) – Ten Pentecostal pastors and elders of Iran’s Assemblies of God Church arrested last week have been released, a Christian news agency reported late Monday, September 13. Compass news agency, which has close contacts with persecuted Christians, quoted an unidentified Iranian source as saying that the group was released Sunday “quite late in the night.” They were detained four days earlier together with 70 other Assemblies of God representatives, when police raided their meeting at a church center in Karaj , 20 miles (32 kilometers) west of the capital Tehran . Iranian security forces reportedly blindfolded all men and women present and interrogated them. All detainees were released by nightfall except for the 10 pastors and elders, the church confirmed.