2nd LD-Writethru: Turkish court releases U.S. pastor Brunson from house arrest
Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.
ISTANBUL, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- A Turkish court on Friday decided to release U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson from house arrest, a development that is helpful in easing tension with Washington, local media said.
The court in the western city of Izmir, following a hours-long hearing, also lifted the travel ban on the pastor in the province of Izmir, while sentencing him to three years, one month and 15 days in jail over charges of being a member of a terror group, the NTV broadcaster said.
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