Turkish man goes on trial for plot to kill rabbis

December 22, 2010 16:54

ANKARA, Turkey — A Turkish news agency on Wednesday said a court has released a man whom prosecutors accuse of plotting to murder Jewish rabbis and the Istanbul-based leader of the world's Orthodox Christians.

The Anatolia agency said suspect Ismet Recber was freed pending the outcome of the trial following the first hearing Wednesday.Recber, a carpenter, faces up to 15 years in prison if found guilty of plotting to kill Patriarch Bartholomew I. He denies the accusations.

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