How Falun Dafa Practitioner Ms. Li Shunfeng of Jilin Province Was Murdered by the Police
Dafa practitioner Ms. Li Shunfeng, 57, was a resident of Quanyang Town, Fusong County, Baishan City, Jilin Province. Ms. Li went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong on February 8, 2001 and was dead three days later. The Beijing police said that she "committed suicide by jumping off a building." Nevertheless, her family members couldn't find any wounds on her, not even a scratch. When her relatives asked the police why there were no injuries from the jump, the police were silent. According to an insider, Ms. Li was first sprayed with high-pressure hoses, then dragged outside where she froze to death.
Before practicing, she had had chronic illness for a long time. Specifically, she was paralyzed for seven or eight years due to postpartum arthritis. She went from place to place seeking medical help, but to no avail. By October 1998 she had been unable to eat for more than a month and it looked as though she would no longer make it. Her family didn't know what to do. At that time, she heard about Falun Gong. She was able to eat again even before she even finished reading two chapters of Zhuan Falun. By studying the Fa like this, in less than a month her health condition gradually improved and her body quickly recovered. Since her paralysis she had been in debt as she had borrowed money from the government to treat her illness, and had not yet been able to repay the money. As a result, her family could not even afford winter clothes. After Ms. Li had gotten rid of her illness, her entire family's life changed dramatically. She told everyone she came in contact with that Falun Gong saved her life and saved her whole family.
Once the persecution and defamation of Falun Dafa began, through her own experiences she told people of the tremendous changes Dafa had brought her. Nevertheless, Gong Shishun, the head of Political Security Office in the Forest Bureau, Wang Shouliang and the Dongfeng Police Station went and ransacked her home every two or three days. They even took her to the Quanlin 2nd Precinct for interrogation. The Police Station from Quanyang Town and the Forest Bureau also ransacked her home. Sometimes, the policemen from the two places even ran into each other on the way. On those days, the entire family's life was constantly disrupted.
On February 5, 2001, Ms. Li left for Beijing in order to appeal for Falun Gong. On February 7, 2001, Xu Jiaseng of the Quanyang Police Station visited Ms. Li's home and told her husband, "Your wife has gone to Beijing, and I have a message from higher-ups to ask you for one thousand yuan in exchange for her." At that time her husband was busy getting money to go to Beijing. The next day Yu Zhankui from the Retirement Affairs Office went to her home and said: "Your wife jumped from a building. You go and get her cremated remains." At that moment her entire family was shocked and speechless.
Ms. Li's husband arrived in Beijing on the night of February 9. He went to the small, white four-story building which was the Beijing Liaison Office for Baishan City. According to the police, it was from that building that Ms. Li had jumped. After one day, Ms. Li's husband again went to the Coroners Laboratory Test Center of the Beijing Public Security Bureau. The police had already sent faxes to notify all of Ms. Li's family members that they had to agree that she had committed suicide by jumping off a building and, furthermore, that they all had to have their fingerprints taken to validate their agreement. Even Ms. Li's husband was forced to agree that she committed suicide. After they put her husband through this procedure, they allowed him to go to the Beijing City Changping Mortuary to see her body. At the time, Ms. Li's body was completely naked and her clothes were frozen in a clump to her body. There were no visible injuries on the body, not even a scratch. Her husband was heartbroken upon seeing this and he couldn't stop the tears from flowing down his face. When he asked them why they didn't put some clothes on her, they said it was for the coroner's examination. He then asked, "Why are there no injuries from the jump?" The policemen had nothing to say to that. Since Ms. Li was deceased, no one could challenge the police testimony.
According to an insider, Ms. Li was sprayed with high-pressure hoses and shocked with electric batons. She was then dragged outside to freeze in the cold weather. The healthy Ms. Li was eventually frozen to death. This was how a good, kind person who was alive and well was tortured to death by the police just for speaking up to clarify the truth. Yet, the police obscurely tried to conceal the facts and deceive her relatives.
Before her husband saw her body, it cost him one thousand yuan for the coroner's examination, twenty yuan to move the body, eighty yuan to rent and use an autopsy room, twenty yuan for her makeup, thirty yuan for the cremation and ash collection and four hundred yuan for the funeral home. He spent a total of 1,550 yuan. It was only after he had gone through all these procedures that he was able to go to a mortuary to see Ms. Li's body.