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FromWeb: Assyrian priest in Turkey given jail sentence on terror charges

A Turkish court on Wednesday handed down a 25-month prison sentence to an Assyrian priest in southeastern Turkey on charges of aiding the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Turkish Minute reported, citing the Mezopotamya news agency.

The Assyrian priest, Sefer (Aho) Bileçen from the Mor Yakup Church, also known as the Church of Saint Jacob in Nisibis, was arrested and released pending trial in the Nusaybin district of Mardin province in January 2020.

The prison sentence was handed down to Bileçen by the Mardin 4th High Criminal Court.
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