Imprisoned American Pastor’s Appeal for Release Turned Down by Turkey Court

(Christian Times) A Turkish court has denied the appeal for release of an American pastor who was imprisoned for allegedly being a member of an armed terrorist organization.

Pastor Andrew Brunson was initially detained with his wife, Norine, on Oct. 7 in the coastal city of Izmir. The couple, who have been living in Turkey for over 20 years, were accused of conducting activities that were said to constitute a “national security risk” and were scheduled for deportation.

Norine was released on Oct. 19, but the pastor remained in custody. On Dec. 8, Brunson was transferred to a counter-terrorism center and was brought before an Izmir court for interrogation the next day. He was informed that he is facing “terrorism” charges based on a statement from a “secret informant.”

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