Breaking News: Freed pastor Brunson leaves Turkey
Pastor Brunson was seen packing at home after his release. According to Reuters, Pastor Brunson was photographed at his home while preparing for his trip to to the US. on a military plane. On the photograph he talks at the phone. At 21:40, Pastor Brunson left his home in Alsancak district of Izmir and left for Adnan Menderes Airport to return to the US. Pastor Brunson’s plane was taken off at 22:40. The plane was sent by the US from Germany. According to the information spread by Reuters, the plane first will go to Germany and then to the United States.
Pastor Brunson, who had been held under house arrest for approximately 2.5 months, had been sentenced by the court to 3 years, 1 month and 15 days, but he had been released on account of the time he had spent in the prison.
Izmir Heavy Penal Court 2 started the trial at 10.30 am from the US Embassy in Ankara Charged d’Affaires Jeffrey M. Hovenier had also followed carefully.
Among those attending the hearing there were the New York Christian Church pastor, William Devlin.