October 12, 2018 / 12:39 PM / 10 days ago

Turkish prosecutor calls for lifting of judicial controls on U.S. pastor

ALIAGA, Turkey (Reuters) - A Turkish prosecutor called on Friday for a court to lift judicial controls on U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson who has been detained or under house arrest in Turkey for two years on terrorism charges.

A car carrying Norine Brunson, wife of U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson, arrives at the Aliaga Prison and Courthouse complex in Izmir, Turkey October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Brunson’s lawyer earlier told Reuters that a ruling to lift the judicial controls would mean the evangelical pastor would be free to leave the country immediately.

Reporting by Ezgi Erkoyun; Editing by Daren Butler

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