Press Statement by Secretary Pompeo – Pastor Brunson Moved to House Arrest

Press Statement
Michael R. Pompeo
Secretary of State
Washington, DC – July 25, 2018

This morning the United States received long overdue news that Pastor Andrew Brunson was moved from Buca Prison to house arrest in Turkey. We understand that he will be monitored electronically. While this move is a positive development, it is not enough. We have seen no credible evidence against Mr. Brunson, and we call on Turkish authorities to resolve his case immediately in a transparent and fair manner.