Name: Zhang Lihua (张丽华)
Gender: Female
Age: 48
Address: Unknown
Occupation: Unknown
Date of Most Recent Arrest: September 26, 2010
Most Recent Place of Detention: Daoli District Detention Center in Harbin (哈市道理区第二看守所)
City: Harbin
Province: Heilongjiang
Persecution Suffered: Illegal sentencing, imprisonment, home ransacked, interrogation, detention, denied visitation
Key Persecutors: Yin Liying, deputy director of prosecution division at Acheng District Procuratorate: 86-451-53721311 (Office)
Zhu Gui, director of Jincheng Police Station: 86-15945125152

( Mrs. Zhang Lihua is a Falun Gong practitioner from Acheng District, Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province. On March 24, 2011, she was illegally sentenced to a six-year prison term. Zhang Lihua is currently appealing to the upper-level court.

On September 26, 2010 Zhang Lihua and her son Cui Changsheng were arrested by police officers from the National Security Brigade in Harbin and Acheng District, as well as officers from Jincheng Police Department. Zhang Lihua was detained at the second detention center in Daoli District, Harbin. Cui Changsheng was detained in the first detention center of Acheng. Their family is not allowed to visit them.

Zhang Lihua was interrogated by Sun Fengwen, from the National Security Brigade at Acheng. The case was later transferred to Zheng Yiming from the Pre-trial Division of Acheng Police Department. On October 10, 2010 Zhang Lihua was groundlessly charged with “undermining law enforcement” by the Acheng Police Department and detained. She was arrested again on the same charge on November 5, 2010. On February 22, 2011, Zhang Lihua was illegally tried by Acheng District Court. Zhang Lihua was illegally sentenced to six years of prison by Acheng District Court on March 23, 2011.

In order to rescue Zhang Lihua and her son, during that period Zhang Lihua's husband put his house up for rent and hired a lawyer with the rent income. He lived during that time without a permanent home.

Zhang Lihua has filed an appeal of the illegal sentencing, indicating that citizens' freedoms of religion and belief are protected by the Constitution. She maintains her innocence and believes she was charged only because she believes in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. She is requesting an unconditional release. She is also requesting compensation according to the State Compensation Law so that her legitimate rights and interests will be reinstated.

Zhang Lihua said in her appeal statement, "People follow the heavenly principle of good being rewarded with good, and evil being met with evil, and thus human morality is maintained at a certain level. This political suppression of Falun Gong results in false accusations, evil, fighting, the collapse of human morality, rampant corruption, fraud, and prostitution. Everyone is a victim. Therefore the persecution of Falun Gong is a national catastrophe and the greatest injustice in human history.

April 9, 2011