Lin Lisha

Chinese Name: 林丽莎
Gender: Female
Age: 51
City: Leshan City
Province: Sichuan
Date of Death: 2009
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention: Yangmahe Women's Prison in Jianyang City
Case Description:

Ms. Lin Lisha, 51, lived near Xiangxiang Street in Leshan City, Sichuan Province. On January 22, 2001, the police persecuted Ms. Lin and 50 other fellow practitioners by tying them up, hanging a board on their necks, sentencing each of them from one to three years of forced labor, and broadcasting this whole process on TV for several days.

In March 2004, officers from the Zhong District 610 Office arrested Ms. Lin. She went on a hunger strike for more than one month to protest the illegal detention. When her life was in danger, her family posted bail for her release.

In the middle of October 2005, Ms. Lin was arrested again while clarifying the truth at the Zhong District Court. The police had her sentenced to five years in prison and detained her in the Yangmahe Women's Prison in Jianyang City. By the end of June 2009, Ms. Lin had been abused so much that she was thin to the point of deformity. The Prison Administration returned her to her family to avoid taking responsibility for her condition, but she died only a few days after being released.