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.”

Continue reading this story >>

 


A special message from the publisher...

Dear Reader, because of your generous support, we have received enough funds to send many audio Bibles to Iraqi and Syrian refugees displaced by ISIS in the Middle East. Many have been distributed and received with gladness. While we provide for the physical needs of the people, we seek to provide the eternal hope only found in Jesus Christ through the word of God. Would you join us by making a donation today to this important work? Please click here to send an audio Bible to a refugee family >>

Print Friendly, PDF & Email