Name: Li Juhua (李菊华)
Date of Most Recent Arrest: August 19, 2009
Most Recent Place of Detention: Wuhan City Hewan Forced Labor Camp (武汉市何湾劳教所)
Persecution Suffered: Forced labor, illegal sentencing, home ransacked, detention
Key Persecutors: Hu Shuzhi (胡述智)
(Clearwisdom.net) (By a correspondent from Wuhan City) On August 19, 2009, Ms. Li Juhua was taken from her home by Hu Shuzhi, head of the Huangpi District 610 Office, and other officers. After being detained for nearly 50 days, Ms. Li was sent to a forced labor camp for an 18-month term. She suffered from a mental disorder in the forced labor camp.
Due to her practice of Falun Gong, Ms. Li has been persecuted repeatedly over the past ten years. She was detained twice and sent to a forced labor camp three times. She lost her personal freedom for four years, her home was ransacked twice, and she and her family were under constant harassment by the authorities.
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on August 19, 2009, Hu Shuzhi led more than a dozen officers to break into Ms. Li's home. They arrested Ms. Li and detained her for nearly 50 days without revealing her whereabouts to her family.
On the morning of October 1, 2009, Ms. Li's family received a phone call from the local neighborhood committee, and was told that Ms. Li had been sent to a forced labor camp for an 18-month term.
On the morning of October 9, 2009, her family went to the 610 Office again and demanded Ms. Li's release. Hu yelled at her family and refused to release her.
On November 27, 2009, after five unsuccessful attempts to find his mother, Ms. Li's son was finally allowed to see her at the Hewan Forced Labor Camp in Wuhan City, but her husband and sister were not permitted to enter the forced labor camp.
Ms. Li's son could hardly recognize his mother when he saw her. Several months of mistreatment by the Huangpi District 610 Office and the Hewan Forced Labor Camp had turned a healthy person into a very thin woman who had difficulty walking and talking. Ms. Li looked very pale and distraught, with her eyes set in a fixed glassy stare. She could not even give relevant answers to her son's questions.
The Hewan Forced Labor Camp is known for its notorious torture methods against Falun Gong practitioners. Since the persecution began in 1999, it has become a base for the Communist regime in Hubei Province to persecute Falun Gong practitioners. The authorities use promotions, bonuses and other incentives, such as a 10,000 yuan award for every "transformed" Falun Gong practitioner, to encourage the police officers and the prison guards to commit crimes against the practitioners. Inmates who participate in the torture of Falun Gong practitioners can have their terms reduced, be excused from forced labor, or receive alcohol, good food, and sometimes even drugs, from the prison guards.
A young female practitioner, Wang Yu, was also tortured until she was mentally ill by the Hewan Forced Labor Camp.
As the head of the Huangpi District 610 Office, Hu Shuzhi is known for using forced labor camps, detention, brainwashing sessions, home ransacking, confiscating personal property, firing family members from work, suspending pensions, extortion, and other persecution methods to force practitioners to write guarantee statements to give up their beliefs and to torture practitioners. He is directly responsible for the persecution of Mr. Peng Shimin, Ms. Li Juhua and other practitioners.
Hewan Forced Labor Camp in Wuhan City: 11 Luojiazui Road, Gusaoshu, Hankou Region, Wuhan City, Hubei Province. Zip code: 430015. Telephone: 86-27-65681626.