Alimujiang Yimiti Imprisoned in China for Christ

Alimujiang Yimiti

알리무장 이미티



Prisoner Name
Alimujiang Yimiti
Prisoner Profile

In September 2007 Chinese government officials closed Alimujiang Yimiti’s business and accused him of using it as a cover up for “preaching Christianity among people of Uyghur ethnicity.” He was later arrested in January 2008 and accused of “subversion of the national government and endangering national security,” a crime punishable by death.

Alimujiang, a former Muslim, became a Christian more than 10 years ago and has been an active Christian in the growing Uyghur church. On May 27, Alimujiang’s case went to trial. His case was referred back to the Chinese Public Security Bureau’s prosecutors due to “insufficient evidence.” He remains in custody. On Aug. 6, 2009, the Kashi District Intermediate Court secretly sentenced Alimujiang to 15 years imprisonment on the charge of “illegally providing state secrets to foreign nationals.” It was not until Oct. 27 that the court in Kashi notified Alimujiang’s wife, Gulinuer, and his lawyer of the sentence. Alimujiang appealed.

On April 12, 2010, Alimujiang’s wife Gulinuer got a phone call notifing her that Alimujiang had been transferred from Kashi Detention Center to serve his sentence in No. 3 Prison of Xinjiang in Urumqi. In Feb. 2011, the Higher People’s Court of Xinjiang notified Alimujiang, who is serving his sentence, that they upheld the original sentence of 15 years of imprisonment in the reconsideration.

Wife: Pray for Husband, Kids, Church – June 2014

A VOM worker recently visited Alimujiang’s wife. Gulinuer and her two children are only allowed to visit Alimujiang for 15 minutes every three months. She told VOM that her husband has lost a lot of weight and looks pale, but he is doing well spiritually. She said he needs prayer for prison life, since he encounters many who are antagonistic.

She requested prayer for her children, who have suffered during her husband’s long imprisonment. She said her 8-year-old is always dreaming about when his dad gets out. Her oldest son has lost hope and is sad and discouraged.


With great joy we announce the release from prison of Uyghur Pastor, Alimujiang Yimiti, after the completion of his 15-year sentence. While other details are still unconfirmed, it is known that the Uyghur pastor is now home with his family. 

 Please pray unceasingly for Pastor Yimiti and his family as they are reunited after a decade and a half of separation and trials. Ask the Lord to restore the pastor’s health and strengthen him in faith. Pray that God would help him become reaccustomed to life outside of prison. Pray also that Pastor Yimiti would grow closer to his wife and sons, who grew up in the time of his absence. Pray that he would be able to testify about the Lord’s goodness and faithfulness during times of trials and, in God’s timing, to return to his ministry. 

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Address for Mailing

Alimujiang Yimiti,
Section 11, The Xinjiang No. 3 Prison,
No.1339,Dongzhan Road,Urumqi city,
Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region,
830013, People’s Republic of China


“Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them,
and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body.” 

Hebrews 13:3