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.