Additional Facts Surrounding Practitioner Ms. Li Ying's Death Due to Torture by the Fushun Police Department No. 1 Division (Photo)
(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Li Ying, a resident of Xiuyan Street, Wanghua District, Fushun City, Liaoning Province, was tortured to death by the No.1 Division of the Fushun Police Department in Liaoning Province. But the police, procuratorate and court have together given false testimony, and at present, the murderers are still at large.
Li Ying was an honest, kind-hearted, and friendly person. Because she practiced Falun Gong, she was once sentenced to two years of forced labor in 2001 for the "crime of disturbing social order."
On March 31, 2003, Li Ying was forcefully carried away by 4 or 5 police officers of the No.1 Division of the Fushun Police Department and the Fushun Wanghua Police Station under the pretext of "verifying the materials." In addition, without showing any warrants or legal paperwork, the police ransacked Ms. Li's home at noon on the same day.
After her family members enquired about her everywhere, they found out that Li Ying had been detained at the No.1 Division of the police department. On April 1, her family went to the No.1 Division to deliver some food for Li Ying. From a distance, they saw that she was handcuffed and sitting on a chair. She looked normal at that time. However, the family members were cursed at by the police and forced to leave.
The next day, on April 2, 2003, at noon, Li Ying's family members went to deliver food to her again. This time they saw that Li Ying was handcuffed and her hair was hanging loose. Li Ying told them, "Four police hit me. I did not say anything. They forced me to press my fingerprints [to the statements promising to stop practicing Falun Gong], but I do not acknowledge it." Soon after that, the family members were again verbally abused by the police and forced to leave.
On the afternoon of April 2, at about 4 o'clock, Li Ying's family members went to the No.1 Division of the police department again. The chief of police at the No.1 Division met them and led Ms. Li's husband to the City Police Department. He inquired if Li Ying had heart disease. Her husband replied that Li Ying was healthy and had no physical problems at all.
That same day, the gate of the No.1 Division of the Fushun Police Department was tightly closed. The family members were not allowed to enter. Personnel from the police department, the procuratorate, and the politics and law committee came and went from the No.1 Division. Seeing that things were abnormal, Li Ying's family members forcefully entered the building. They saw a person lying on the ground in the hall, covered with a ragged bed sheet. They lifted the bed sheet and saw that it was Li Ying. Her body was covered in wounds and she was dead.
Li Ying's family members questioned the leaders of the No.1 Division, Hao Jianguang and Hao Shifu, for the cause of Li Ying's death. Hao said that she had died of natural causes. The family members immediately rebuffed him, "She was all right at noon, and within about 4 hours, she was dead. How could that be a normal?" Afterwards, Li Ying's family members hired an attorney and looked for someone to videotape the scene of Li Ying's death. The police department, the procuratorate and the Politics and Law committee all tried to stop them from doing so.
Later the procuratorate officials guaranteed to the family members that the procuratorate would videotape the scene, seal the video tape, and store it in a safe place. They also promised that nobody would break the seal without the family members' permission. Having no other choice, the family members reluctantly agreed.
Later, the No.1 Division of the Police Department made it known that they intended to carry Li Ying's body away. Li Ying's family members would not let them. They held hands together blocking the police from carrying her body away. Both sides refused to budge. At the scene, that very evening, the police department, the procuratorate and the Politics and Law Committee personnel held an emergency meeting. Finally at 2 a.m. on April 3, they brought in a truck full of riot police. Hao Jianguang roared, "Take action!"
The riot police rushed in together. Three or four of them carried one family member, and they forcefully took all of Ms. Li's family members away. After that, they moved Li Ying's body.
At 9:00 a.m. on April 3, Li Ying's family members went to the No.1 Division again. The people in charge, Hao Jianguang and Hao Shifu, told them that the autopsy result of Ms. Li's death proved that she had died of "natural causes." The family members were not convinced. Hao Jianguang and Hao Shifu said, "Minor scuffles [referring to the torture and persecution by the police] would not have caused the death. If you are still not convinced, you may apply for another autopsy. But you are responsible for the expenses."
Reluctantly and with no way out, the family members paid 5,000 yuan for another autopsy [500 yuan is equal to the average monthly income of an urban worker in China].
After several days, one professor, along with two interns and three other people, came from Shenyang City 202 Hospital. They performed the second autopsy at Nanyang in Xinfu District, Fushun City. Li Ying's family members and their attorney were present at the second autopsy. Meanwhile, the Fushun City Procuratorate also set up a video camera to record the autopsy. The professor from the 202 Hospital examined in detail the obvious dark, purple wounds on Ms. Li's body, which numbered over a dozen. They also cut the skin open to inspect the size of the blood stasis and recorded the details. Ms. Li's left shoulder had a dark wound the size of a palm, which was about 4 centimeters (about 1 and 3/4 inches) in depth. After seeing that, the professor said aloud to himself, "What heavy item hit the body? It has had such a big impact!" While dissecting the chest and abdomen, the professor narrated while the interns made the record. The family members heard him saying, "There is a hemorrhage spot at the heart, and the base of the heart has a large amount of blood stasis; the base of the kidney has a large amount of blood stasis; and so does the liver." After the autopsy, the professor took Ms. Li's various body parts away to perform cross-sectional analysis and he said that the results would be out in about 5 to 6 days.
After a week, Ms. Li's family was told the result of the autopsy, "Lung thrombus, natural death." It was said that the autopsy report had the signatures of the six people from Shenyang 202 Hospital.
Ms. Li's family members asked the city procuratorate for the autopsy report. The procuratorate ask the family members to talk to the No.1 Division for the report. The head of the No.1 Division, Hao Shifu said, "Science must be trusted; it was a natural death." But when Ms. Li's family members went to the city procuratorate to ask for the autopsy video recording, they were denied permission.
At the end of 2003, Li Ying's mother went to the City People's Congress to report what had happened. She knelt down in front of the People's Congress building for half a day. Afterwards, someone from the City People's Congress said that the No.1 Division should be responsible for this matter. They called the No.1 Division. Afterwards someone from the No.1 Division came and took Ms. Li's mother away. Hao Shifu offered an excuse by saying that he would look into this matter after the Chinese New Year.
After the Chinese New Year, Ms. Li's mother went to the No.1 Division again. Hao Shifu indicated that he was willing to give the family 2,000 yuan for compensation and he urged Ms. Li's mother to settle the case. Ms. Li's mother cried and said that after the second autopsy, it was still the same result. Hao Jianguang blatantly said, "What does the small amount of money you paid for the autopsy count for? We took those who participated in the autopsy to 'take baths' [in Fushun, this means a place for prostitution] and have a feast. That cost us a lot of money."
According to the account of eyewitnesses who were near the No.1 Division, on the afternoon on April 2, 2003, at about 3:19 p.m., an emergency ambulance came to the No.1 Division. Ms. Li's family members therefore went to the Funshun Chinese Medical Hospital to check the ambulance record. It said that when the emergency ambulance had arrived at the No.1 Division, Ms. Li had already passed away. But it only took 20 minutes to get from the Chinese Medical Hospital to the No.1 Division. At noon on the same day, Ms. Li had talked to her husband. That means that Ms. Li died between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on April 2. Because she practiced Falun Gong, Ms. Li was very healthy. For several years, she had not been sick or taken any medicine. However, in the No.1 Division, she passed away within several hours from "natural causes" -- how could this be credible?
The main person in charge of issuing licenses to attorneys in Liaoning Province had a talk with the attorney that Ms. Li's family members had hired, and asked him whether he was defending Falun Gong. The attorney replied that he was only offering some legal help. This director said, "If you dare to defend them (Ms. Li's family members), don't complain if I do not renew your license for you."
The one who was most tragically hit was Ms. Li's little daughter. In order not to hurt the young child, Ms. Li's family members told the child that her mother Li Ying had died of illnesses.
The No.1 Division of the Fushun City Police Department: 86-413-2625446
Address of the Fushun City Police Department: 19 Central Avenue, Xinfu District, Fushun City, Liaoning Province
Phone numbers: 86-413-2626095, 86-413-2624451
Fushun City Wanghua District Politics and Law Committee, "610 Office" phone number [the "610 Office" is an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems]: 86-413-6688867
The address of the Fushun City Wanghua District Police Department: 16 Wanghua Street, Fushun City, Liaoning Province
Phone number: 86-413-6688139
Address of the Fushun Municipal Government: East Section of Linjiang Road,
Shuncheng District, Fushun City, Liaoning Province
Phone number: 86-413-7500150
Fushun Municipal Government Civilian Appeal Center (Mayor's direct line): 86-413-7500000
Address of the Fushun Municipal Intermediate People's Court: 61 Linjiang
Road, Shuncheng District, Fushun City, Liaoning Province;
Phone number: 86-413-7711980
Fushun Municipal People's Procuratorate Complaint Center, phone number: 86-413-7682000
Address of the Fushun Municipal People's Procuratorate: 16 Central-section of Xincheng Road, Shuncheng District, Fushun City, Liaoning Province
Phone number: 86-413-7674240
Address of the Fushun Municipal Judicature Bureau: 20 Hunhe Road North, Shuncheng District, Fushun City, Liaoning Province
Phone number: 86-413-7677324
Address of the Fushun Municipal National Security Bureau: 21 Xincheng Road Central-section, Shuncheng District, Fushun City, Liaoning Province
Phone number: 86-413-767100
March 16, 2004