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(BosNewsLife) – Seventy Christians of outlawed Protestant churches in Eritrea reportedly remained imprisoned; a week after security forces raided their wedding party. Church and human rights officials said police interrupted the wedding ceremony in the Eritrean capital Asmara last Saturday, May 28, arresting at least 250 guests present, including the bride and groom. After the mass arrests, police reportedly contacted families of the imprisoned Christians to determine who were members of the officially registered Orthodox, Catholic or Lutheran churches. Those prisoners found to be members of the legally sanctioned churches were moved to separate cells, and most have since been released, reported Christian news agency Compass Direct. But it quoted local sources as saying that 70 individuals belonging to the outlawed Protestant churches are still held at Asmara ’s Police Station No. 5. The authorities allegedly pressured these evangelical Christians to abandon their faith and return to one of the ‘legal’ churches. But “all refused to do so,” Compass Direct quoted one unidentified source as saying.