Name: Li Yanrong (李艳荣)
Gender: Female
Age: 46
Address: Fulong Village, Shengli Township, Tangyuan County, Heilongjiang Province. (黑龙江省汤原县胜利乡福隆)
Occupation: Farmer
Date of Most Recent Arrest: July 1, 2010
Most Recent Place of Detention: Tangyuan Detention Center (汤原看守所)
City: Tangyuan
Province: Heilongjiang
Persecution Suffered: Beatings, torture, detention
Key Persecutors: Deputy political commissar Zhou Jinzhe (副政委周金哲)

( Ms. Li Yanrong, a Falun Gong practitioner from Heilongjiang Province, was arrested on July 1, 2010, by Tangyuan County Police Department. She was brutally beaten in Jixiang Township Police Station. Ms. Li is now in Tangyuan Detention Center. She is very thin and unable to eat, and her condition could become critical at anytime. A family member went to the police department and demanded her release, but deputy political commissar Zhou Jinzhe not only refused to release Ms. Li, he also wanted to detain her family member.

Prior to practicing Falun Gong, Ms. Li had severe tuberculosis. She was only 23 years old and had an infant at the time. Her family was so poor that she was taken to the hospital only after she started to have a very high fever and became delusional at night.

After that, every spring and fall, Ms. Li had to go to the clinic for intravenous antibiotics. She was also often sick generally. She was very thin and was unable to work in the fields. They were so poor that more than once, Ms. Li had to ask her mother for rice to eat. Tortured by her illness, Ms. Li would lose her temper often and would curse at people and throw things on the ground. She also gambled.

In 1998, she started to practice Falun Dafa. Shortly after, her tuberculosis disappeared, and she stopped gambling. After regaining her health, Ms. Li became a better person at home and her living situation turned around, too.

She is now being detained and her life is in danger. Please help to free Ms. Li so that she can return to her happy life.