NEWS ALERT: Trial Of Detained Chinese Uyghur Christian To Start Tuesday

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By Worthy News Asia Service

BEIJING, CHINA (Worthy News) -- Uyghur Christian prisoner Alimujiang Yimiti was to appear in front of a Chinese court Tuesday, July 28, on what human rights groups have described as “false charges” of  “revealing state secrets or intelligence to overseas organizations,” but his wife and children are not allowed to monitor the hearing, Christians said.

Yimiti has been detained at Kashi Municipal Detention center since January 12, 2008, despite international protests, trial observers said. Chinese Christians said the real reason for his imprisonment is his Christian faith and evangelizing among the Uyghur population.

The European Union, the United States and the United Nations have reportedly expressed concerns about the case. The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, which investigated Alimujiang’s case,  described Yimiti's detention for more than one year as “arbitrary” and urged China to “correct” the situation.

Chinese Christians said Alimujiang's wife Guli Nuer was notified on July 14 by the court in the city of

Kashgar in the western part of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region that the trial for her husband would be held on the morning of July 28.


Guli Nuer and their two children traveled to Kashgar in to attend the trial, but authorities informed her that neither she nor Alimujiang’s mother will be allowed to attend the trial at the Intermediate People’s Court of Kashgar, said advocacy group China Aid Association (CAA).

“The only ones permitted to attend the trial are two attorneys who are representing Alimujiang Yimiti, Li Dunyong and Liang Xiaojun,” CAA said.

Guli Nuer was reportedly warned by authorities not to become involved advocating and speaking out about her husband's case. Officials allegedly told her that Alimjiang will not be released without charges. A former house church pastor and current CAA President Bob Fu told Worthy News and its partner agency BosNewsLife that “ Alimujiang is an innocent, law-abiding citizen.” He described the Christian also as a peacemaker between Han Chinese and Uyghurs,” at a time of mounting tensions between the to groups.

“He has even been sending his children intentionally to study Mandarin in school, even though they are Uyghurs, in order encourage them to be peacemakers. The recent violent riots in Xinjiang have shown that there is a great need for stability in the region.”


He said Chinese Christians, including the Uyghur Christians in Xinjiang, have never been involved in violent activities in Xinjiang.  “The Chinese government should show they are seeking stability by releasing Alimujiang Yimiti.”

Another Uyghur Christian man, Wusiman Yiming, is also in prison in Xinjiang. He was sentenced to two years of re-education through labor in September 2007 for "revealing state secrets" and "illegal proselytizing."

CAA quoted unidentified sources as saying that the real reason he was sentenced was because “of his boldness as a Christian and a leader in the Uyghur church.” Christians have said that he has aged “dramatically”in the labor camp and his health is deteriorating due to harsh conditions.

“We call upon the Chinese government to immediately release Alimujiang Yimiti and Wusiman Yiming, and bring justice to their illegal detentions which are in violation of both international law and China’s own criminal law code,” Fu added.

It comes amid mounting concerns about a reported crackdown on evangelical Christians in China.  There are some 130 million Christians in the Communist-run nation, according to various estimates.

Chinese officials have denied allegations of human rights abuses.

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2 thoughts on “NEWS ALERT: Trial Of Detained Chinese Uyghur Christian To Start Tuesday”

  1. Praying!

    {{{... Officials allegedly told her that Alimjiang will not be released without charges ...}}}


    "Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels."
    Mark 8:38

    Fearful Little Men

    "And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell."
    Mark 10:28

    Mockers Of The Love Of God Almighty

    "But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;"
    "How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts."
    Jude 1:17-18

    Beaters Of Peaceful Families

    "Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind;" and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others."
    "But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,"
    "Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved; )"
    Ephesians 2:3-5

    Still God Calls

    "The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee."
    Jeremiah 31:3

    Come Sinner

    "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
    Matthew 11:28


    "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
    John 3:16



    "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him."
    John 3:36

    And Be Blessed Beloved
    Love, Joe

  2. Is there at least two or three true believers in the WORD of GOD here??
    Then pray this prayer with me!

    NO weapon that is formed against Alimujiang Yimiti shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise againstAlimujiang Yimiti in judgement we shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and Alimujiang Yimiti righteousness is of ME says the LORD. In the name of Christ Jesus, the name above all names! Amen!

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