We use cookies to understand how you use our site and to improve your experience. This includes personalizing content and advertising. By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of Cookies, revised Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
  • 0 views
  • Edit

U.S. pastor arrives home after leaving courthouse

2018-10-12 18:12
U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson arrived at his home in Turkey's Izmir on Friday (October 12) according to a Reuters cameraman, after leaving a court that earlier ruled he be released. The court sentenced Brunson - whose case has been at the centre of a row between Washington and Ankara - to three years and 1-1/2 months in prison on terrorism charges, but said he would not serve any further jail time. Dressed in a black suit, white shirt and red tie, the North Carolina native wept as the decision was announced, witnesses said. Before the judge's ruling he had told the court: "I am an innocent man. I love Jesus, I love Turkey." The pastor, who has lived in Turkey for more than 20 years, was put in prison two years ago and has been under house arrest since July.