Chinese Name: 李继菊
City: Macheng City
Date of Death: 2002-05-20
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention: Longchi Police Station
Ms. Li Jiju, 37, lived in Xifan Village, Macheng City, Hubei Province.
At noon on May 15, 2002, the Macheng City police broke into Li Jiju's home by climbing over a wall, then proceeded to illegally rummage through the house. This was triggered by another Dafa practitioner's returning from out of town and going straight to Li's home with his baggage. The police, who had been staked out around her home thought there were lots of Dafa materials in that bag. When Li Jiju protested the police's unlawful break in, over 10 policemen promptly gave her a brutal beating, and broke one of her ribs. The police then dragged Li to Macheng City Detention Center, beating her as they went.
At the #2 detention center, not having committed any crime, Li Jiju asked to be released and went on a hunger strike to protest the illegal detention. On May 20, Macheng City Disciplinary Committee Secretary Li Shengguo, Macheng Police Department Section I Chief Yang Gandun and Yan Wenshan secretly took Li Jiju to Longchi Police Station to interrogate her. During the interrogation, the police beat her without restraint, which caused her death.
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