The Prosecutor of Turkey launched a new indictment of U.S. citizen Andrew Brunson – pastor, the head did not have the official status of the congregation in Izmir.
American priest accused of espionage with the aim of overthrowing the legitimate government and undermining the constitutional order. He faces three life sentences. He says himself that just wanted to spread the word of God.
Branson, belonging to the Presbyterian Church, held in Turkey worship in the period of 23 years. About a year ago he applied for a visa extension, but was arrested on charges of promoting «terrorist group Fethullah».
The priest’s daughter asked to pray for her father, and the American center for liberty and justice said that the new accusations as absurd as the old. Human rights activists called on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to release the pastor.
They also propose to use the law recently adopted in Turkey. According to him, Turkish courts convicted foreigners can serve his sentence at home.