Pas­tor re­leased by Turkey

Herald on Sunday - - WORLD -

An Amer­i­can pas­tor has flown out of Turkey af­ter a Turk­ish court con­victed him of ter­ror links but freed him from house ar­rest. The court near Izmir sen­tenced An­drew Brun­son to three years’ prison for al­legedly help­ing ter­ror groups, but let him go be­cause the 50-year-old evan­gel­i­cal pas­tor had spent nearly two years in de­ten­tion. An ear­lier charge of es­pi­onage was dropped.

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