Names: Mr. Ai Lihua, wife Gu Junqing, and daughter Ai Xuelian
Age: 56/57/32
Address: Anshu Town, Dongliao County, Liaoyuan City in Jilin Province
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
July 30, 2009
Most Recent Place of Detention:
Liaoyuan City Detention Center (辽源市看守所) /Baiquan Forced Labor Camp (白泉劳教所) /Changchun City Heizuizi Women's Forced Labor Camp ( 长春黑嘴子女子劳教所)
Province: Jilin
Persecution Suffered: Home ransacked, torture, interrogation, beatings
Key Persecutors
: An Chunfa (安春发), director of the Baiquan Police Station

( Mr. Ai Lihua, his wife Ms. Gu Junqing, and daughter Ms. Ai Xuelian, were arrested and taken to the Baiquan Police Station on July 30, 2009. Mr. Ai is currently imprisoned at the Baiquan Forced Labor Camp in Liaoyuan City, and his daughter Ms. Ai Xuelian is being held at the Heizuizi Women's Forced Labor Camp.

At approximately 5:30 a.m. on July 30, 2009, five officers from the Baiquan Police Station in Dongliao County, including Zhang, Shi Guang, and another officer in his thirties (wearing police badge No. 404153), stormed into Mr. Ai Lihua's home and ransacked it. They turned the house upside down, and even rummaged through the family's funeral clothes.

After the officers confiscated some of the family's personal items, one of the officers phoned An Chunfa, the director of the Baiquan Police Station. Shortly after, An arrived accompanied by three officers and began arresting and forcing the family into his police car.

When Mr. Ai and his daughter resisted being taken away, the officers dragged them all the way to An's car, causing Ms. Ai's arms and feet to become badly bruised, turning black and blue. Then An drove the family to the Baiquan Detention Center.

After they arrived at the police station, Mr. Ai sat on the floor. An officer wearing police badge No. 404153 ordered Mr. Ai to stand up. When Mr. Ai did not listen, two other officers entered the room and tried to tie him up to a tiger bench.

Mr. Ai strongly resisted but the officers overpowered him then pushed him to the floor, face down. They began roughly taping Mr. Ai's ankles together, then used his belt to tie his hands behind his back. After that, they taped his arms close to his body then brutally beat Mr. Ai, while they tied him to the tiger bench.

While Ms. Ai was being interrogated, she was slapped on the face over ten times then dragged by her hair and slammed into a wall. An Chunfa slapped her face an additional ten-plus times then kicked her and hit her with a water bottle. Later, the whole family was taken to the Liaoyuan City Detention Center.

Mr. Ai Lihua was later sentenced to 15 months of forced labor, and Ms. Ai was sentenced to one year of forced labor.

Related personnel:
An Chunfa, director of the Baiquan Police Station, and two police officers with badge ID Nos. 404153 and 404120