U.S. Statement on the Trial of Pastor Andrew Brunson

Press Statement

Heather Nauert
Department Spokesperson

Washington, DC
April 16, 2018

The entire U.S. government is following Mr. Brunson’s case closely. We have seen no credible evidence that Mr. Brunson is guilty of a crime and are convinced that he is innocent. We believe that Turkey is a state bound by the rule of law, and we have faith in the Turkish people’s commitment to justice. We hope that the judicial system in Turkey will resolve his case in a timely, fair, and transparent manner.

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