Even President Vladimir Putin's allies have been defending Michael Calvey.
Pastor Andrew Brunson is detained in Turkey, accused of links to the terror organization behind a failed coup.
Russian media have worked to promote tensions between Turkey and NATO, encouraged Ankara to support Russian actions in Eurasia and the Middle East and influenced the country's internal political development to transform it into a "more compliant partner."
Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani made the announcement Wednesday, saying the move was his way of standing by "brothers in Turkey."
The pastor was released from jail yesterday, but immediately put under house arrest.
"A total disgrace that Turkey will not release a respected U.S. Pastor, Andrew Brunson, from prison," Trump tweeted.
Turkey uses anonymous witnesses for high-profile political cases when the government doesn't have enough evidence for a guilty verdict, experts told Newsweek.