Burden4Souls condemns the imprisonment of Alimujiang Yimiti!

VOM-USA reports that:

On Nov. 7, house church leader Alimujiang Yimiti, 36, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for “providing state secrets to overseas organizations,” according to China Aid Association. Alimuijiang’s sentence was unexpected by both his lawyers and family. He was read his sentence at Kashgar Detention Center, where he had been held for the past two years without a verdict or sentence. Officials have changed the charges against him several times, and his case was transferred through numerous courts before the 15-year sentence was handed down. . On Jan. 11, 2008, Alimujiang was formally detained and charged by the Bureau of State Security of Kashgar with “suspicion of harming national security.” On Feb. 20, 2009, the charges were changed to “suspicion of instigating separatism and providing national secrets or intelligence to overseas organizations or individuals.” He faced these charges in a secret trial in the Kashgar Intermediate Court on May 27, 2009. “This is the harshest sentence against house church believers in nearly a decade,” said Bob Fu, president of China Aid.

As we have highlighted in the previous article, https://burden4souls.wordpress.com/2009/12/08/why-condemn-mugabe-but-hail-hu-jintao/, the situation in China is not conducive for Christians and there has been a consistent persecution of Christians that even institutions like UN have overlooked. As such we condemn in the highest form the conviction of the house church leader in China, Alimujiang Yimiti, on trumpeted charges. Infact we are appalled that this situation could be allowed to happen in the world that we are living in. Not only are the world leaders overlooking the human rights violations committed by China, but they are prepared to put business ahead of human rights. No wonder countries like South Africa practised apartheid for decades while the whole world was continued with business as usual.

We hope God would offer strength to Mr Alimujiang Yimiti, to endure this persecution with humility like Apostle Paul did. And we pray that God would support his wife and two kids in this trying time.

 

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. (2 Corinthians 1:3-5)

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