Ms. Tian Li from Weihai City, Shandong Province Dies After Enduring Three Years of Paralysis Caused by Torture (Photos)
Ms. Tian Li from Weihai City, Shandong Province died on February 21, 2005 after enduring about three-years of paralysis of her entire body resulting from the presecution she faced at the hands of Weihai City 610 Office* head Liu Jie.
Ms. Tian Li, 42 years of age, began practicing Falun Dafa in the second half of 1998.
Tian Li and her son
Photo of Tian Li in 1997
Photo taken at home on October 13, 2003
At around 8 or 9 o'clock on the morning of May 22, 2002, Weihai City "610 Office"* head Liu Jie led four people to Tian Li's work unit -- Weihai City Hailin Hotel. They grabbed Tian Li and viciously beat her. They took her to the Chengli Police Station of Weihai City and continued beating her. Finally, they detained her in Weihai City Gaoqu Detention Center. Tian Li shouted, "Falun Dafa is good." Police cuffed her hands behind her back, forced her to sit on a metal chair and exposed her to the heat of the sun. At about 1 o'clock in the afternoon, Tian Li wanted to move her body, which had grown numb. However, the metal chair fell down forward and she hit the ground, immediately losing consciousness. When she awoke, she found she could not move anymore. The police ignored this and once again tied her up to the metal chair. When they later realized that something was wrong, they sent her to Weihai City Hospital. Her whole body was paralyzed. After being in hospital for more than a month (during the period of hospitalization, her family had to pay for all the medical and living expenses), the hospital could not cure the problem, so they sent her home to recuperate. Even after almost three years, Tian Li's entire body remained paralyzed. She needed assistance to relieve herself, and her legs and arms had now become deformed.
Tian Li had always been a very healthy person in the past. The police, trying to cover up their torture of her, stated that Tian Li "hurt herself by jumping out of a building to try to commit suicide."
At that time, Tian Li's family prepared to sue the police, who became frightened at the news. In order to press the lawsuit, the Party secretary of Tian Li's husband's work unit had looked for her husband to testify, saying that they would compensate her with several hundred thousand yuan. The provincial government also became aware of this incident. However, the family still has not received the so-called "compensation" up to this day. Tian Li's work unit has stopped her salary since she was arrested by the 610 Office. After Tian Li became disabled, her work unit leader had promised to arrange her retirement because of her physical condition, allowing her to receive a pension. This matter still has not yet been settled.
Tian Li's home address: Room 403, Building No. 2, Guzhai Road, Weihai City,
Tian Li's husband's work unit: Yiyuan Administrative Office in Gaoqu of Weihai City
Tian Li's work unit: Weihai City Hailin Hotel
Tian Li's home phone number: 86-631-5800678
Hailin Hotel manager: Jian Peiyu
Hailin Hotel switchboard: 86-631-5224931; food service section, 86-631-5222543
Weihai Chengli Police Station, 86-631-5223014
*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 or judicial systems.