(Clearwisdom.net) Practitioner Ms. Li Yanqiu from Jinzhou City has been held and tortured in the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp. Recently she is suffering from a mental disorder due to torture that she has suffered.

Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Li Yanqiu, 39, lived in Jinzhou City of Liaoning Province. On October 30, 2005, because a fellow practitioner was being held in the Tashan Detention Center of Jinxi City, Ms. Li went there to inquire on her status. She was then detained for no reason. That night, she was sentenced to fifteen days of detention. Her family members went there many times to visit her, but the guards rejected all requests to see her. On November 11, before the fifteen days of detention were over, Ms. Li was then illegally taken to the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp and sentenced to two years of forced labor.

After Ms. Li arrived at the Masanjia Forced Labor Camp in Liaoning Province, she went on a hunger strike to protest the persecution. The hunger strike has now lasted more than thirty days. During the past month, her family members have called repeatedly to inquire about her situation, but the forced labor camp guards rejected all visits, claiming risk of bird flu when they only wanted to extort money from the family. They also refused to release any detailed information on the status of Ms. Li and only said that she was on a hunger strike. On November 19, a prison guard team lead with the last name Ren called Ms. Li's family, trying to extort 3000 yuan from them, and he asked the family members to visit the camp. On November 20, when Ms. Li's family members went to the camp to visit her, they discovered that she was already suffering from a mental disorder and could no longer recognize her own family members. In addition, her physical condition was extremely weak. She was unable to stand on her own and could move only with the support of two people, one on each side. Her family members held each other and cried when they saw what had happened to her. It was learned that Ms. Li had not slept for several nights recently and has been monitored around the clock. Even so, the forced labor camp has refused to release Ms. Li and is still trying to extort money from the family.

Ms. Li's parents are quite elderly. Ms. Li's father's hair is completely white, and her mother is sick and bedridden from the aftereffects of a stroke. These two elderly people have been crying for their daughter every day.

There were three other female practitioners arrested at the same time along with Ms. Li Yanqiu. Their status is unknown.