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Sen. Thom Tillis

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) once again spoke on the Senate floor to call for the Turkish government to release Pastor Andrew Brunson, who has been wrongfully imprisoned since October 7, 2016.

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Senator Tillis, co-chair of the Human Rights Caucus, also spoke at an event about the human rights and religious freedom crisis in Turkey.

 

Click HERE to watch the speech.

 

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 Last month, Pastor Brunson was indicted on bogus charges related to terrorism and espionage, and faces up to 35 years in prison. Senator Tillis has visited Pastor Brunson in Turkey twice, including attending his trial on April 16th. Tillis recently led a bipartisan lettesigned by 66 Senators to President Erdogan calling for his release and introduced bipartisan legislation with Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) to prevent the transfer of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft to Turkey.

 

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