Turkish court lifts house arrest, travel ban of detained US pastor Andrew Brunson

Turkish court lifts house arrest, travel ban of detained US pastor Andrew Brunson
Turkish court lifts house arrest, travel ban of detained US pastor Andrew Brunson
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Published time: 12 Oct, 2018 13:42 Edited time: 12 Oct, 2018 13:50

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Turkish court lifts house arrest, travel ban of detained US pastor Andrew Brunson

A Turkish court will release imprisoned US pastor Andrew Brunson, who was jailed for alleged terror links following 2016’s failed coup attempt. Brunson’s arrest has soured US-Turkish relations, with Trump pushing for his release.

The court passed a 3 years and 1-1/2 month sentence on Brunson, who had been charged with terrorism offences, but said he would not serve any further time because he had already been detained since October 2016.

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