• Dozens rally uptown for release of jailed pastor

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Dozens of people outside the Mecklenburg County jail Wednesday night demanded a North Carolina pastor be released.
     
    Officials said Jose Armando Siliezar-Sevilla lied on an application about his criminal past and is in the country illegally.
     
    His friends and family want him released because they say he's being treated poorly.
     
    The group rallying said he's had a toe amputated while locked up because of diabetes complications.
     
    The group also said the Johnston County pastor was trying to change his immigration status.

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