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Uzbekistan: early release

Tohar Haydarov, 33, was released on parole on 8 November after serving six years and ten months of his prison term, and returned to his home in Gulistan, eastern Uzbekistan.

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Haydarov was found guilty in March 2010 of drugs charges, which local Baptists insist were fabricated. Release International said his arrest followed a request by some of his relatives that local police help them to force Haydarov to return to Islam.