Tajikistan: pastor freed A pastor in Tajikistan sentenced to three years in prison for ‘singing extremist songs in church and so inciting religious hatred’ was freed three months early in December. World Watch Monitor Bakhrom Kholmatov and family Bakhrom Kholmatov, 42, was sentenced in July 2017 after being arrested by the National Security Committee (NSC, also known as the secret police). subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.