(Clearwisdom.net) On March 7, 2007, Ms. Li Xiantao was arrested by officers from Dongshan Farm Police Station when she was clarifying the truth about Falun Gong to people. She was transferred to the Etouwan Brainwashing Center in the Dongxihu District. Brainwashing center personnel are not allowing her family members to meet her.

Ms. Li Xiantao, 50, began practicing Falun Gong in 1996. All of her illnesses then disappeared. Since July 20, 1999, she has been illegally arrested or detained repeatedly due to her belief in Falun Gong.

On December 31, 1999, Wang Lihua, former director of Wuxing Community; Song from Wuhan City Police Station; Feng Zhuanyun, head of the No. 1 Section of Dongxihu District Police Station; and Tang Jianhua from the No. 1 Section of Dongxihu District Police Station arrested Li Xiantao from her home. They left her with Qiu Hanhua, a policeman from the No. 1 Division of Wuhuan City Police Department. She then was detained at the Retirement Home of the Hanyang Police Department in Wuhuan City for several days before she was released.

In April 2000, under the instructions of Xiao Zuoyi, the former Political and Legal Party Secretary of the Dongxihu District of Wuhan City, Wang Lihua and policeman Xu Zhihai took Ms. Li to the local police station by deceiving her. She was sent to the brainwashing center in the district's Meteorology Bureau to be persecuted for one month.

In June and July of 2000, Ms. Li went to Beijing to appeal but was arrested at the railway station. Then she was sent to the Women's Education Center of the Dongxihu District and detained there for 15 days.

On September 19, 2000, without informing her family,Wang Lihua and Xu Zhihai arrest Ms. Li. She was detained at the local police station for one night. The next day, she was sentenced to one year at the forced labor camp without any legal procedures being followed or a trial. She was sent to the Sixth Division of the Hewan Forced Labor Camp for persecution.

In June 2003, under orders from Qian Changlai, the former director of the Dongxihu District 610 Office, several thugs took Li Xiantao from her home to the Sandian Brainwashing Center. She was forced to remain standing for three or four days without closing her eyes. There were banners slandering Falun Gong on all the walls and words written to insult its founder all over the floor. Succumbing to the torture of her mind and body, she wrote a statement promising not to practice Falun Gong anymore. She was released after about 20 days. Later, she denounced the statement that she was forced to write at the brainwashing center and started practicing again.

The officials in charge at the brainwashing center included Li Guangming, the director of Dongxihu District Police Station; Xiao Guoqiang, a judge at the Dongxihu District Court; and Xiao Mouping from the Labor Bureau.

On March 9, 2004, a group of policemen broke into Li Xiantao's home to arrest her. Her refusal to cooperate with this illegal action resulted in the policemen dragging her down from the fourth floor to the main floor. Her hands and feet started bleeding, and she was not even allowed to put her shoes on while she was being taken to the Sandian Brainwashing Center. Under the supervision of Wei Daozhang, the director of the 610 Office, the Party Committee of Politics and Law, Ms. Li was closely watched by three or four people all the time, including her trips to the bathroom. She was also forced to read materials defaming Falun Gong. She started a hunger strike to protest the persecution against her. At the Sandian Brainwashing Center, she lost most of her eyesight and her blood pressure was very high. In order to avoid responsibility for her failing health, those in charge informed her family to take her home. However, the 610 Office staff and members from the neighborhood committee continued to harass her at home from time to time. At the end of 2006, there were monitors assigned to watch her at her residence.

On March 7, 2007, Li Xiantao and her husband went to her hometown, Dongshan Farm. When she went out to clarify the truth about Falun Gong in the afternoon, she was arrested by officers from Dongshan Farm Police Station and transferred to the Etouwan Brainwashing Center of the Dongxihu District. The officials in charge of the center did not allow her family members to visit her. The brainwashing center arranged to check her blood pressure for unknown reasons. She did not cooperate with the officials at the brainwashing center. The 610 Office authorities have harassed both Ms. Li's husband and her daughter at their workplaces.