Chinese Name: 李艳彩
City: Nanle County
Date of Death: 2005-11-22
Date of Most Recent Arrest: 2003-04
Most recent place of detention:
Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Li Yancai from Nanle County, Puyang City, Henan Province was arrested for the third time and had her home ransacked sometime prior to July 20, 2003. On May 13, 2002, she went to Beijing to appeal on behalf of Falun Gong. She was illegally detained for several months. She was able to leave the detention center at the end of 2002 with righteous thoughts. Her second arrest occurred in April 2003, when she was illegally taken from her home.
Ms. Li, 41, first went to Beijing to appeal on behalf of Falun Gong and to validate Falun Dafa at the end of 2001. Because of this, she was twice illegally detained in the Nanle County Detention Center for a total of 13 months. She developed serious health problems because of her extended detention, such as an inability to walk because both of her legs were swollen, and the inability to eat or take care of herself. She was only allowed to return home after her health had deteriorated to this point.
In April 2003, when Ms. Li was still trying to recover, the authorities came to her home again to arrest her. She was arrested for a third time sometime before July 20, 2003, when the officials also illegally ransacked her home. Police officers, including Su Yinhuai (male) from the County Police Department's Public Security Division, later sentenced her to two years of forced labor.
While she was held at the forced labor camp, Ms. Li was forced to work for over 10 hours a day. She was tortured until her breasts developed large lumps, both of her legs swelled up, and she was no longer able to take care of herself, at which point she was finally released for medical treatment. After she returned home, agents repeatedly came to her home to harass and threaten her. As a result, her symptoms worsened and on November 22, 2005 Ms. Li Yancai passed away.
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