Tillis to chair Helsinki Commission hearing today, watch live stream here

Thom Tillis
FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2014 file photo, then-U.S. Sen.-elect Thom Tillis, R-N.C., speaks in Charlotte, N.C. Nearly $5 million in advertising to help elect Tillis in last year’s midterm elections came from a group that does not have to disclose its donors. That’s according to tax filings made public on Tuesday by Crossroads GPS. That group was co-founded by Karl Rove, a strategist for former President George W. Bush. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

WASHINGTON (WNCT) — North Carolina Senator Tom Tillis will chair a Helsinki Commission hearing on Wednesday.

The hearing is based on Turkey’s imprisonment of United States citizens.

The hearing also includes North Carolina Native, Andrew Brunson.

Brunson, a Presbyterian pastor from Black Mountain, North Carolina, was arrested in Turkey last October.

Brunson was detained in Turkey on National Security Charges.

Earlier in 2017, a group of 78 lawmakers, including Senator Tillis and Senator Richard Burr, sent a letter seeking the release of Brunson.

The letter garnered 77 signatures for Brunson’s release.

Wednesday’s hearing is available below.

 

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