Li Huiqi

Chinese Name: 李慧琪
Gender: Female
Age: 40
City: Shijiazhuang
Province: Hebei
Occupation: Shijiazhuang Paint Factory
Date of Death: 2007-04-27
Date of Most Recent Arrest: 2001-12-02
Most recent place of detention:
Case Description:

Ms. Li Huiqi was paralyzed in 2002 from torture at the Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp. She died on April 27, 2007, at the age of 40, after enduring five years of excruciating pain.

Li Huiqi was born in 1967 and worked at the Shijiazhuang Paint Factory in Hebei Province. She was arrested on December 2, 2001 by police from the Weiming Street Police Station in Shijiazhuang City and taken to Group 2, Division 4 of Shijiazhuang Labor Camp. She was taken to the Emergency Department at Hebei Province People's Hospital on April 9, 2002 when she was on the brink of death from torture at the Labor Camp. During her hospitalization, five police officers stood outside her room while three plainclothes police officers stayed inside her room and monitored her 24 hours a day. They arrested her fellow Falun Gong practitioners who went to visit her. Li Huiqi suffered from coma and was quadriplegic [whole-body paralysis]. Her trachea was cut so she could breathe through a tube. On December 3, 2002, the Labor Camp authorities turned the still unconscious Li Huiqi over to her family. For a long time after she was taken home, police cars and 610 Office agents were staked outside her home every day.