Li Xinping from Xinjiang Autonomous Region Persecuted and Tortured at a Forced Labor Camp in Fujian Province
(Clearwisdom.net) Note: The following is a shortened version of a longer and more detailed article that appeared on the Minghui.org website (Chinese version of Clearwisdom.net).
Ms. Li Xinping, a Falun Gong practitioner from Shihezi University in Xinjiang Province had been persecuted since 1999. She was arrested in Xiamen City, Fujian Province in April 2006 and was sent to Fujian Women's Forced Labor Camp for two years.
Li Xinping was born in 1969 and worked for Shihezi University. At the end of 1999 she went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong but was arrested by police and taken to the Fuyou Street Police Station, where officers tortured her with electric batons, punching and kicking her body, and pulling and tearing her hair.
On December 2, 2000, Hutobi County security police took her to the local detention center for further persecution.
On May 9, 2001, Li Xinping was told that she was sentenced to eighteen months in Wulapo Forced Labor Camp in Xinjiang Province. In order to "transform" her, she was tortured with electric batons and deprived of sleep. She was also forced to stand for long periods of time and to toil continuously for more than ten hours every day. During her detention, her father was overwhelmed with emotional pressure and passed away.
Li Xinping was released in June 2002, but she was still under continuous surveillance by the police.
On April 9, 2006 in Xiamen, Fujian, Ms. Li was arrested for passing out truth-clarification materials and sentenced to two years of imprisonment in a forced labor camp.
On June 7, 2006, Li Xinping was sent to Fujian Women's Forced Labor Camp. There, prison guards abused her, strictly monitored her activities, and encouraged inmates to slander her. In the face of this abuse, she went on a hunger strike.