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Ms. Li Shuying (李淑英)

Li Shuying (李淑英)

Li Shuying (李淑英)

[Refer to points C, I on Beijing map]

Status: Prisoner of conscience, imprisoned

Gender: Female

Age: 64

City: Beijing

Former Employer: Retired physics teacher at the Zhongguancun High School in Haidian District, Beijing [point C, Beijing map]

Date of Most Recent Arrest: December 15, 2006

Last Place Detained: Beijing Women’s “Re-education through Labor” Camp, No. 8 Ward [point I, Beijing map]

Other Information: Several Falun Gong adherents currently residing overseas, such as Annie Yang in the United Kingdom, were previously imprisoned at Beijing Women’s RTL Camp, and are available to be interviewed upon request.

Known Acquaintances Overseas: Ms. Liu Yaning, daughter, currently residing in Los Angeles

Details:

At 8:00 p.m. on December 15, 2006, three policemen from the Shuangyushu Police Station in Beijing broke into the home of Li Shuying and her husband. They ransacked it, and, after finding some Falun Gong materials, arrested Ms. Li.

This was her second arrest since the Chinese Communist Party began persecuting Falun Gong in 1999. The first was on February 4, 2000, right before the Chinese New Year. She was held at Haidian District Detention Center for over a month without any official process or notification. Only after her husband pressed the police department did they issue an arrest warrant. She was later transferred to the Seventh Division of the Beijing Police Department, followed by the Xicheng District Detention Center. She was not released until 2003.

Following her 2003 release, Ms. Li was closely watched and harassed by the police until her re-arrest in 2006. A month later, her husband received a one-page notice informing him that she had been sentenced to 2.5 years of forced labor. His appeals were fruitless, and he later discovered that his wife was being imprisoned and made to perform forced labor at the Beijing City Women’s Labor Camp.

There, her husband was allowed to visit her once a month. He reports that the forced labor camp has 10 divisions, each holding 50 to 100 people. A division consists of several units of 12 people each. Most of the people imprisoned there are Falun Gong practitioners, and despite many being over 60 years old, they are all forced to perform long hours of manual labor each day.

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