Pastor Andrew Brunson has been released after two years of imprisonment and house arrest. Today, a court in Izmir sentenced Pastor Brunson to 3 years and 1 month in prison for the conviction, however taking in consideration time already served and good behavior, the judge lifted all judicial controls, including a ban on travel. Pastor Brunson is released from house arrest and free to leave Turkey immediately.
THO welcomes the release of Pastor Brunson. As a non-partisan non-profit organization that seeks to strengthen the relationship between the U.S. and Turkey, THO welcomes Pastor Andrew Brunson’s release and hopes to see the two countries rekindle their close relationship.
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