Alimujiang Yimiti

Alimujiang Yimiti, a Uyghur Christian house church leader, was criminally detained on Jan. 12, 2008, for “inciting separatism” and “unlawfully providing state secrets to overseas organizations” and formally arrested on Feb. 20. Alim was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment. The unfair charge and conviction was based on two private conversations between Alimujiang and an American friend. There is no evidence to suggest their conversations included any sensitive information, pointing to Alimujiang's innocence. [Read More]

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Alimujiang Yimiti is from the eastern Chinese region of Xinjiang Uyghur. He is a Uyghur which is a Turkic ethnic group living primarily in eastern and central Asia. See the highlighted region on the map below.


Without proper pressure from the outside, wrongfully imprisoned and persecuted Christians like Alimujiang Yimiti and their families suffer in obscurity. Involvement from people like you puts pressure on the Chinese government to reform its laws in favor of justice. It also puts pressure on Western governments such as the United States to speak up and put pressure on the Chinese government as well.




Wife of China 18 member thanks international community in video

Alimujiang Yimiti
China Aid
By Ava Collins

(Xinjiang—Oct. 23, 2015) The wife of imprisoned Uyghur house church leader and China 18 member Alimujiang Yimiti thanked the international community for the support of her husband’s case and the couple’s family through a video.

The following video, which was recorded approximately two years after Alimujiang’s January 2008 detention, features Gulinuer Minamu, Alimujiang’s wife, telling the story of her husband’s trial and the difficulties faced by their family throughout his detention and sentencing. She also thanked the family’s supporters for their prayers and encouragement.

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Alimujiang Yimiti denied access to lawyer since 2012, visited by family

(Urumqi, Xinijang—Oct. 31, 2014) After a mid-August visit with her husband, jailed Uyghur house church leader Alimujiang Yimiti, Gulinuer reported to China Aid that Alimujiang, who is serving a 15-year sentence, is still being kept from meeting with his lawyers, whom he last met with in 2012.

From the time he was criminally detained in January 2008, authorities hampered Alimujiang’s access to a lawyer. The first time he was allowed to meet with a lawyer after his detention was on April 28, 2008, more than three months after the initial 48 hours of confinement during which authorities are required to allow access to counsel.

Gulinuer told China Aid that the last time her husband Alimujiang was allowed to see his lawyer was in 2012. In addition, Gulinuer’s visits to her husband in prison were cutback to once every three months at the beginning of 2013. This policy is a direct violation of Chinese law, which mandates that families are allowed to visit incarcerated individuals once a month.

Gulinuer said that while Alimujiang appeared to be in good health, she is still concerned for his overall wellbeing.

When she spoke to her husband about the support they have received worldwide, he asked her to share his thanks and gratitude with all those who have expressed concern for their family. The couple’s sons and Alimujiang’s mother accompanied Gulinuer on her August visit and plan to do so again for the next planned visit in November.

Alimujiang’s experiences maneuvering through the legal system have been an arduous journey. His initial detention and formal arrest in early 2008 were based on accusations of “engaging in illegal religious infiltration activities in Kashgar, spreading Christianity among the Uyghurs, and distributing religious propaganda materials to increase the number of Christians” by the Kashgar Municipal Commission of Ethics and Religious Affairs in late 2007.

Alimujiang was secretly tried in May 2008, and Gulinuer, the couple’s two sons and Alimujiang’s lawyer were barred from attending the proceedings. After the first trial, the case was turned back over to the Kashgar police due to insufficient evidence.

His second secret trial on July 28, 2009, was prompted by the renewal of the charge of “unlawfully providing state secrets to overseas organizations” on July 11, 2009. During that time, the separatism charge was dropped. Alimujiang was finally sentenced on Aug. 6, 2009; however, his family and lawyer did not learn of the trial until October 2009 and then only learned of the sentence that December.
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VIDEO: China 16 becomes China 18, prisoners' relatives testify at various hearings

In addition to the hearings, ChinaAid president, Bob Fu, Ti-
Anna Wang, daughter of Wang Bingzhang, and "Lisa" Jiayin
Peng, daughter of Peng Ming, were interview by senior
Taiwanese journalist and human rights activist, Dr. Yang
Xianhong on Radio Taiwan International on Dec. 2, 2013.
(Photo: ChinaAid)
China Aid Association

(Taipei, Taiwan—Dec. 2, 2013) In a continuation of the campaign, “China 16,” which aims to free 16 prisoners of conscience, four of the prisoners’ daughters, the brother of Chen Guangcheng, and ChinaAid founder and president, Bob Fu, testified at a hearing held by the Taiwan Association for China Human Rights on Monday about the group, which has grown to be the “China 18.”

The hearing, held at 2 p.m., consisted of testimonies from Ti-Anna Wang, daughter of Wang Bingzhang; “Lisa” Jiayin (corrected Dec. 4) Peng, daughter of Peng Ming; “Grace” Ge Geng, daughter of Gao Zhisheng; “Bridgette” Qiao Chen, daughter of Liu Xianbin; “Danielle” Xiaodan Wang, daughter of Wang Zhiwen; Chen Guangfu, brother of Chen Guangcheng and father of imprisoned Chen Kegui; and Fu.
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