Hou Lihua

Chinese Name: 侯丽华
Gender: Female
Age: 40
City: Mudanjiang City
Province: Heilongjiang
Date of Death: 2009-02-14
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention: Mudanjiang City Domestic Security Division
Case Description:

Ms. Hou Lihua, 40, was single and lived on Nanshi Street, Dongan District, Mudanjiang City, in China's Heilongjiang Province. She was employed by the Shunda Calcium Carbide Limited Company in Mudanjiang City. After the persecution began in 1999, she was arrested and detained multiple times, and sent to forced labor camps. She was brutally beaten many times, and one time her ribs were fractured after being beaten.

At around 3:00 p.m. on November 17, 2008, Mudanjiang City Domestic Security Division arrested Ms. Hou from her workplace, tortured her until she was emaciated, and was again in a dying state. She was released at the end of 2008, but due to so many years of inhuman torture received, she died on February 14, 2009.