(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Li Hongzhen from Shanghai was illegally arrested on February 18, 2011. Ms. Li was previously sentenced to five years in prison in 2001, and held in Shanghai Women's Prison.
Ms. Li Hongzhen, in her 50s, lives in Room 504, Lane No. 7, Yan'an Xilu No. 1251, Huayang Street, Changning District, Shanghai.
Neighborhood committee officers led a group of police officers and forcibly arrested Ms. Li at home around 5:00 p.m. on February 8, 2011. They ransacked her home and confiscated her Falun Gong books, a photo of Master Li, a computer, and other personal belongings. Her current whereabouts are unknown.
Ms. Li has been subjected to illegal sentencing, forced labor, and incarceration at brainwashing facilities since the persecution started in July 1999.
Changning District Court officials sentenced Ms. Li to five years in prison on October 15, 2001, and sent her to Shanghai Women's Prison, where guards and inmates continually harassed her and forced her to do heavy labor. When Ms. Li heard that a deputy to the National People's Congress would come to inspect the prison in 2002, she wrote a truth-clarification letter and asked a practitioner in the Art Team to help pass it to the deputy. She was reported and placed into solitary confinement.
Once, Ms. Li refused to sing songs praising the Communist Party. Guards dragged her to the conference hall and insulted her for several hours in front of many people. Inmates in her cell monitored her, forbidding her to talk to other practitioners or pass on any items. Guards and inmates checked every book and newspaper she read.