American Pastor Andrew Brunson has just been freed.
After more than two years of wrongful detainment in Turkey, American Pastor Andrew Brunson has just been released.
Pastor Andrew was first arrested on October 7, 2016, and was later charged with “Christianization,” facing 35 years in prison. He has since undergone multiple delays in his trial, culminating in his most recent trial date today.
We can now confirm he is free and will be en route to the U.S. later today. This is a massive victory.
For nearly two years, we at the ACLJ have represented Pastor Andrew, taking his case to Capitol Hill, the White House, and directly to the U.N. urging international intervention to free Pastor Andrew.
We are grateful to President Trump for his direct involvement in working to secure Pastor Andrew’s release. As Pastor Andrew said today, “This is the day our family has been praying for – I am delighted to be on my way home to the United States.”
Thank you to all the ACLJ members for your support and prayers for Pastor Andrew and his family.
We look forward to seeing Pastor Andrew reunited with his loved ones back home in America very soon.