Brunson sentenced to 3 years, released on time served

Politics 10/12/2018, 3:38 PM
Brunson sentenced to 3 years, released on time served

American pastor Andrew Brunson was sentenced to three years and one and a half months in prison at a Turkish court on Friday, according to Anadolu news agency.

The court allowed Brunson to go free, as it lifted the travel ban and house arrest on the grounds of time already served. It was reported earlier that the prosecutor asked for a 10-year sentence with the travel ban being lifted.

The Turkish lira jumped over 1% following the news of Brunson's possible release, but dropped after the sentencing. The United States dollar rose 0.76% against Turkey's currency to go for 5.9661 at 3:46 pm CET.

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