"Petitions, e-mails, letters and telegrams show officials that there are people who know and care about what happens to persecuted Christians inside their countries. Some conditions may be improved as a result. In some cases, we have seen prisoners released early after their case received international attention. If the authorities think no one cares, the Christians receive more harassment. Do not underestimate the power of your letter."
So today, using VOM's Prisoner Alert website, let's email the Chinese government to release Alimujiang Yimiti, a former Muslim and missionary to his own Uyghur people. On the left-hand side of the page click "Petition Official" then choose "Permanent Representative of the People's Republic of China to the United Nations."
In your email, please be brief and simply and politely request his release, mentioning his name and location, which is Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region . Do not mention Voice of the Martyrs, Prisoner Alert or Engage Daily. For an Ambassador, use the proper title "Your Excellency." I suggest you also ask the Chinese government to respect Article 18 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states the following:
"Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance."