Evangelical Trump adviser Johnnie Moore is now personally advocating for the release of a persecuted elderly minority Muslim who’s been jailed for years in Pakistan for selling commentary about his religious beliefs.
Andrew Brunson’s former church members are among witnesses who have testified against the North Carolina pastor, who is facing the possibility of 35 years of imprisonment in Turkey, a U.S. government official said.
Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that he has spoken with jailed pastor Andrew Brunson and warned Turkish leaders that if they don’t release the church leader the country will face “significant sanctions,” a promise President Donald Trump has seconded.
American pastor Andrew Brunson is facing several more months in prison after being remanded by a Turkish court on Wednesday, in what a U.S. law group is calling a “fabricated” and “ridiculous” trial that again failed to produce evidence against him.
In the ongoing trial of American Pastor Andrew Brunson, who was arrested in December 2016 on false charges of espionage and terrorism in Turkey, a video of a Middle Eastern dish that Brunson’s daughter sent him from the United States is being viewed as evidence.
After a 13-hour court hearing on Monday in Turkey, the U.S. State Department is convinced that the Turkish government does not have any “credible evidence” to convict American Pastor Andrew Brunson of terrorism charges.
The lawyer for a U.S. pastor who goes on trial in Turkey on Monday over alleged links to a group accused of orchestrating a failed military coup said the preacher had been arrested for his Christian faith. Ismail Cem Halavurt said pastor Andrew Brunson, detained […]
President Donald Trump’s administration has reportedly been taking several steps to try and appease the Turkish government and convince it to release evangelical Christian pastor Andrew Brunson, who faces 35 years in prison on terror charges.
The Turkish government is reportedly seeking a life sentence for American Pastor Andrew Brunson, who rights advocates say has been unjustly imprisoned since December 2016 on false charges of espionage and terrorism.