(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Li Mei from Zhongpo Village, Poxin Town, Maogang District, Maoming City, Guangdong Province, became a Falun Dafa practitioner in late 1997 and tragically died from torture-related injuries at age 48. After the persecution started in July 1999, the local police arrested Ms. Li and detained her at Zhijiang Farms [a detention facility] for over a month. On January 24, 2001, Ms. Li was again detained in the Zhaitou Detention Center, Dianbai County, and was later transferred to the Maoming Brainwashing Center. At the brainwashing center, Li Mei suffered brutal torture, and was injected with drugs that damaged her nervous system and left her disoriented and confused. Consequently, she was no longer able to take care of herself after her release on August 2, 2003. Li Mei passed away on June 24, 2004.

She left behind two daughters, 14-year-old Li Guanggen and 10-year-old Li Guanghua, who is a student at Zhongpo Elementary School in Poxin Town. Their father does seasonal labor away from home. The children are left in the care of Li Mei's 95-year-old mother-in-law who also needs to attend to housework with meager resources. The family's situation is heartbreaking.

November 24, 2004