Li Shuzhen

Chinese Name: 李淑珍
Gender: Female
Age: 58
Province: Jilin
Date of Death: 2008-01-30
Date of Most Recent Arrest: 2007-01-30
Most recent place of detention: Tonghua County Police Department
Case Description:

Ms. Li Shuzhen, 58, was formerly employed by the Huaxin Wood Products Company, a division of the Tonghua County Forestry Bureau. She began practicing Falun Dafa in 1996, and soon became very healthy. After the persecution started in 1999, Party officials ransacked her home, extorted money from her, sent her to a forced labor camp, and brutally beat her multiple times.

On January 30, 2007, Ms. Li went to the Labor Bureau with her husband to see if she could receive some heating benefits. She was waiting in the lobby for her husband, but he could not find her afterwards. He looked everywhere for her.

At 4 p.m. the same day, officer Zhao Cunbo from the Tonghua County Police Department took her home and said to her husband, "Your wife was lost, and we took her home. Let me introduce Deputy Director Lin Bin. You should take your Residence Permit booklet and personal ID tomorrow, and you can receive 200 yuan of heating benefits at the Sanhepu Community Office." Ms. Li's husband thanked them. After they left, he found that they had deceived him. In reality, they had taken Ms. Li to be interrogated at the police department and searched her in a restroom. Ms. Li resisted, but she was not clear exactly what they did to her. After that incident, Ms. Li suffered incontinence, and she was bed-ridden and could not take care of herself. She died on January 30, 2008. The police went to harass her family four days after she died.