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IZMIR, Turkey | US pastor released from house arrest, flown out of Turkey

IZMIR, Turkey — A Turkish court on Friday convicted an American pastor of terror links but released him from house arrest and allowed him to leave the country, removing a major irritant in fraught ties between two NATO allies that still disagree on a host of other issues. The court near the western city of … Continue reading IZMIR, Turkey | US pastor released from house arrest, flown out of Turkey

ALIAGA, Turkey | Court convicts American pastor, allows him to leave Turkey

ALIAGA, Turkey — A Turkish court on Friday convicted an American pastor of terror charges but released him from house arrest and allowed him to leave Turkey, a move that’s likely to ease the tensions between Turkey and the United States. The court near the western city of Izmir sentenced Andrew Brunson to 3 years, … Continue reading ALIAGA, Turkey | Court convicts American pastor, allows him to leave Turkey

WASHINGTON | US pastor detained in Turkey may soon be released

WASHINGTON— An American pastor may soon be released after two years of captivity in Turkey. A person involved in efforts to free Andrew Brunson say the 50-year-old evangelical pastor from North Carolina could be freed at his next court appearance on Friday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because officials had not yet reached … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US pastor detained in Turkey may soon be released

ANKARA, Turkey | Report: US pastor’s case to be taken to Turkey’s high court

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish media are reporting that a lawyer for an American pastor at the center of a dispute between Turkey and the United States plans to petition Turkey’s highest court for his client’s release. Turkey’s private DHA news agency quoted Ismail Cem Halavurt as saying he would file a Constitutional Court appeal Wednesday … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Report: US pastor’s case to be taken to Turkey’s high court

SANTA FE, N.M. | Officials cite ‘terrorist attack’ document in compound case

SANTA FE, N.M.  — A hand-written document called “Phases of a Terrorist Attack,” was seized from a remote New Mexico desert compound where authorities found 11 children living in wretched conditions, and later a dead 3-year-old boy, prosecutors said. The document, cited in a court filing Friday by state prosecutors, included vague instructions for “the … Continue reading SANTA FE, N.M. | Officials cite ‘terrorist attack’ document in compound case

ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: Turkey court rejects release of US pastor

ANKARA, Turkey — The Latest on Turkey’s currency crisis and diplomatic dispute with the United States (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Turkey’s state-run news agency says a higher Turkish court has also rejected an appeal for the release from detention of an American pastor who is at the center of a Turkish-U.S. spat. Anadolu Agency … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: Turkey court rejects release of US pastor

U.S. Department of State News: Pastor Brunson Moved to House Arrest

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: This morning the United States received long overdue news that Pastor Andrew Brunson was moved from Buca Prison to house arrest in Turkey.  We understand that he will be monitored electronically.  While this move is a positive development, it is not enough.  We have … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Pastor Brunson Moved to House Arrest

BERLIN | China lets Nobel widow go to Berlin after long house arrest

BERLIN— In the fall of 2010, Liu Xia traveled to a prison in northeast China to tell her husband, the dissident intellectual Liu Xiaobo, that he had just been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. That was the last time she left home as a free woman. Until this week. China on Tuesday allowed Liu Xia … Continue reading BERLIN | China lets Nobel widow go to Berlin after long house arrest

BEIJING | China lets Nobel widow leave for Berlin after house arrest

BEIJING — In the fall of 2010, Liu Xia traveled to a prison in northeast China to tell her husband, the dissident intellectual Liu Xiaobo, that he had just been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. That was the last time she left home as a free woman. Until this week. China on Tuesday allowed Liu … Continue reading BEIJING | China lets Nobel widow leave for Berlin after house arrest

BEIJING  | China frees Nobel widow from house arrest that drew outcry

BEIJING  — China allowed the widow of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo to be freed from house arrest and leave for Berlin on Tuesday, ending an eight-year ordeal that drove the poet into depression and drew intense criticism of Beijing’s human rights record. The release of Liu Xia, who has never been charged … Continue reading BEIJING  | China frees Nobel widow from house arrest that drew outcry