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Dafa Practitioner's Husband Dies From Shock and Grief After Repeated Arrests of His Wife

August 27, 2004 |   By Ms. Li Xiaocui, a Falun Dafa practitioner in Kaifeng City, Henan Province

(Clearwisdom.net) My name is Li Xiaocui and I live in Kaifeng City, Henan Province. Since Jiang's group began persecuting Dafa in July 1999, I have gone to Beijing three times to validate Dafa, and was unlawfully arrested three times. This violates the Chinese constitution, which guarantees freedom of belief.

On May 12, 2000 I was held at the Kaifeng City Detention Center. On May 28, 2000 I was transferred to the Tongxu County Detention Center in Kaifeng City. On the morning of June 14, I was tortured by a female prison guard named Li Xiumei along with a male guard. They put me in shackles and special chains, and cuffed my hands behind my back. During the shackling process they put a one-foot long special chain on my legs and broke my left shin. I had various injuries to both legs as a result of the torture. My legs were black and blue, swollen and bleeding. They left the handcuffs in place for 13 hours and left the shackles on for five days. In December 2000, my feet started to ache as if they were being jabbed with needles. My feet became numb and the condition later spread to my legs. During the past three years the symptoms have grown more serious and I have suffered tremendously because of it. Instructor Li Qingjie at the Tongxu County Detention Center once arrived with a dozen people and inserted a tube through my nose, all the way into my stomach, causing me to almost suffocate because the tube blocked my air passages.

On June 16, 2000, I was taken to a brainwashing class specifically conducted for Dafa practitioners at the Kaifeng City "610 Office." Because I persisted in my belief in Truth, Compassion, and Tolerance, and refused to cooperate with the persecution, the persecutors sent me to the Kaifeng City Detention Center at around noon. In the evening, a female guard named Chang put shackles on the Dafa practitioners. She later attached the handcuffs to the shackles so we could not straighten our backs, and had to stay in a highly uncomfortable position. She also insulted and beat us, and deprived us of sleep for five consecutive days. If we closed our eyes she would spray bug repellent in our eyes. Because I refused to renounce my belief, they sentenced me to three years of forced labor.

On August 31, 2001 I was sent to the Shibalihe Female Forced Labor Camp in Zhengzhou City, where I was tortured, beaten, force-fed, cuffed, and hung up by my handcuffed wrists. Ninety five percent of the Dafa practitioners held here were hung up with ropes. I was also forced to do slave labor. In January, the persecutors opened the window and forced us to stand in the cold wind. My legs became swollen and numb, but I was still forced to stand for three nights. Because I refused to cooperate with them, they extended my term by eight months. Jia Meili, the head of Division Three, Hu Zhaoxia, the deputy head of Division Three, and other persecutors are responsible for these abuses. I left the labor camp alive on January 11, 2004.

After five years of torture and abuse from the persecution, I was left with permanently swollen legs and my feet numb and sore. For four years, since the year 2000, my left shinbone has suffered from a fracture that was not treated properly. At present, I am disabled and cannot work.

My husband passed away three years ago, from the constant fear and pressure. During the past few years, our only daughter has been forced to struggle to live on her own, with very little money.