Mr. Li Peiyi, 68, was from Lixiao Village, Yangqiao Township, Linquan County, Anhui Province. He and his wife were introduced to Falun Dafa in 1998. After practicing, their diseases disappeared without medical treatment. They were illegally sentenced to forced labor after they went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Dafa in September 1999. The forced labor camp refused to accept them because of their age. The 610 Office of Linquan County took them home and released them only after the authorities had extorted 7000 yuan from their family members. They were taken to a brainwashing center in 2001. They were held in the detention center in Linquan County because they refused to give up practicing Falun Dafa. After they suffered inhuman persecution there, they were sent to the mental hospital in Fuyang City for further persecution. Later, the authorities came to their home to harass them many times. Mr. Li's wife was persecuted to death in 2002.
Li Peiyi was persecuted to the verge of death in August 2003 and was sent to the local police station in an ambulance. When the local police station notified the village leader to pick him up, the authorities asked the leader to write a Guarantee Statement. Seeing that he had lost consciousness, the village leader wasn't willing to write the statement on behalf of Mr. Li. Li Peiyi survived after he was taken home and treated by a doctor. Mr. Li Peiyi lost his memory due to the severe persecution. He often cried. The local police station sent people to his house twice to disturb and intimidate him, and also tried to force him to write the guarantee statement despite his condition. Li Peiyi died in April (or maybe as early as February 28) without yielding to the authorities.
June 30, 2005