"On March 9, 2010, a criminal court in Uzbekistan sentenced 27-year-old Tohar Haydarov to 10 years in prison for the “illegal sale of narcotic or psychotropic substances in large quantities.” Members of the Baptist church in Uzbekistan insist that the charges are fabricated and that Haydarov’s sentence was punishment for his religious activity. Baptists insist that ... he is “a man with a pure conscience and an honest Christian."
In your email, please be brief and simply and politely request his release. 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 Uzbek 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."