Protestant pastor jailed for 3 years for extremism in Tajikistan

August 15, 2017

By Interfax Religion

A pastor of the Korean Christian Church Sonmin Sunbogym was sentenced for three years of imprisonment on charges of extremism in northern Tajikistan.

The sentence had been handed down to the pastor in late July, but it became known only now, local media said. Bakhrom Kholmatov, aged 42, was detained, following an inspection of the Protestant church with Korean origins, in Khujand on April 10, 2017, media said.

According to official report of law enforcement structures, the man was detained on suspicion of extremism.

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