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Friday, July 20th, 2018

 

...to remain in prison until a fourth court hearing Oct. 12.

Still jailed in Turkey, Brunson gave ‘bold’ witness

by David Roach ALIAGA, Turkey, July 19, 2018 (BP) — American pastor Andrew Brunson’s continued imprisonment in Turkey following a July 18 court hearing is probably an act of political maneuvering rather than Islamic persecution, two Islamic studies professors say. Resurgent conservative Islam in Turkey is, however, part of the background, the professors say, that led to Brunson’s October 2016 arrest and subsequent imprisonment over what religious liberty watchdogs have called unfounded charges of terrorism and espionage. “I am not in a position to speculate on why Brunson (as opposedRead More