Five Suspects in Slaying of Turkish Christians Out of Jail

ChristiansFive Turkish Muslims who allegedly admitted slaughtering three Christians during a Bible study in Turkey more than seven years ago have been released from jail pending their trials because of a new national law that forbids extended pretrial detention.

According to court testimony, the suspects allegedly went to the Zirve Publishing House in Malayta, Turkey, on April 18, 2007, and tied up Christians Necati Aydin, Ugur Yuksel and Tilmann Geske. The victims then were questioned about their Christian activities and brutally tortured.

As police arrived, the Christians’ throats were slit and the suspects fled, testimony said.

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