Ms. Li Jinan, Who Once Assisted a Student in Poverty for Over Ten Years, Persecuted Again
(Minghui.org) One day in late September 2012, Li Kunnan, the deputy chairman of the Neighborhood Management Committee of Changjiang Street, Kunshan City, led several subordinates to “visit” Ms. Li Jinan. They told her, “Just as during the World Expo of 2010, you are not allowed to leave Kunshan during the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP's) 18th Congress, and we will track and monitor you around the clock.” The harassment greatly harmed Ms. Li and her family.
Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Li Jinan is 58 years old. She was a teacher and government officer in the past. She holds a graduate degree and once financially helped students in poverty for long periods of time.
Shortly after Li Kunnan's visit, Ms. Li's neighbors found a monitoring device installed inside the building. This caused an uproar from the building residents and it was subsequently removed. Soon after, the CCP's special agents came to install the device again and it was removed again. Several days later, they installed the device for the third time by the stairwell.
In fact, the monitoring of Ms. Li started back a few years ago when multiple monitoring devices were installed around her residential building. The details were reported in “The Persecution of Government Worker Ms. Li Jinan, Known for Her Kindness and Generosity” (http://en.minghui.org/html/articles/2010/5/25/117379.html)
Just after the third monitoring device was removed, on November 1, the Domestic Security Division and 610 Office of Kunshan City dispatched a large group of personnel to harass Ms. Li. Just as they did in 2010, they monitored her around the clock. They arranged the on-duty rotations, where the neighborhood committee personnel would monitor her during the daytime, and the police station personnel would monitor her at night. The security guard of the residential community and the police department central control room also assisted in the monitoring. Altogether, dozens of people participated in this effort.
The monitoring had become so intense that Ms. Li was followed step by step. As soon as she left her home, someone would follow her closely. If this person lost a step, the person watching the monitor screen at the computer control room would notify him to close in on Ms. Li. Her neighbors wondered what the CCP was afraid of and why they were so nervous and fearful of Dafa practitioners who cultivate Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
During the World Expo, the CCP personnel monitored Ms. Li for over seven months with these kinds of aggressive methods. Not only did they dispatch a huge team for this task, they also prepared a notebook on which each person assigned for the task of following Ms. Li had to record her daily activities. If anyone refused to participate in this task, he would be threatened with dismissal. Thus, although the personnel assigned for this task all knew Ms. Li was a good person, they had to complete this task with their whole effort.
Even when Ms. Li went to the public bathhouse to take a shower, two men were assigned to stay at the entrance and watch over her.
When Ms. Li went to the elementary school to take her granddaughter home after school, the assigned person would follow her closely. Ever since her granddaughter turned six years old and went to first grade in elementary school (which happened to be during the World Expo), she has been followed around by these people. This caused great harm to her mind and body. How could Ms. Li explain all this to her granddaughter? Was this part of the CCP's “harmonious society?” The people assigned for this task were also parents and had heard the truth about Falun Gong many times from practitioners. They at least knew Ms. Li was a good person. However, they would not even listen when asked to be more discreet in following the child. Upon the child's return home, they would stay at the front door. The child is now in the third grade—how much longer will they continue following her?
Not only did the CCP install monitors around Ms. Li's home and inside her building, even her granddaughter's front and back doors were installed with monitoring devices, severely interfering with her daily life.
Ms. Li harassed and persecuted multiple times
Ms. Li was once a government official. In 1993, she started to financially assist Hong Gang, a poor child in Linyi County, Yimeng Area of Shandong Province. At that time Hong Gang was in second grade. Ms. Li not only helped him financially, but also frequently wrote letters to communicate with him. In order to relieve his burden, every letter she wrote him was accompanied with a postage-paid return envelope. The over ten years of interaction brought them together like mother and son.
In November 2002, Ms. Li was illegally sentenced for practicing Falun Gong and lost contact with Hong Gang. The next year, Hong Gang was admitted to a university with excellent grades. His first thought when he received the notice of admission was to write a letter to Ms. Li, but his letter was returned to him as “undeliverable.” When Hong Gang entered the university, he thought of Ms. Li more and more. He told a reporter his story and the reporter wrote an article titled “Where are you, kindhearted teacher Li,” for the March 27, 2006 edition of Kunshan Daily to help Hong Gang look for Ms. Li.
Many people were moved by the story. They didn't think there could be such a good person in modern society. Even more unthinkable for them was that Ms. Li was suffering persecution in prison just for following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and trying to be a good person.
In May 2006, Ms. Li was finally released from prison, but the local 610 Office and police strictly monitored her activities and forced her to become homeless and destitute to avoid further persecution.
In May 2009 after Ms. Li returned home, the local police publicly installed two monitoring devices around her apartment. The red indicators on the devices were constantly blinking. Even her kitchen and restroom were not spared from the daily year-round monitoring. The police also installed a camera in the neighboring building and a searchlight aimed at her building entrance. The local government hired her neighborhood committee, security guards of her community, and neighbors to participate in the monitoring. As soon as Ms. Li stepped out of her home, multiple special agents would follow her closely.
Ms. Li's mother, in her eighties, came to Kunshan to visit her on April 18, 2010 from far away. When she got off the train she was quite scared as a big group of people were following Ms. Li to the train station. No matter where they went, out to buy groceries or just for a walk, special agents were following them step by step.
On April 24, 2010, Ms. Li accompanied her mother to Jinxi for a tour. The large group of special agents drove a vehicle there to follow them. Even when they went to the bathroom for a shower, the special agents would dispatch a person to the bathroom to track them. This kind of mental torture put huge psychological pressure on Ms. Li's mother.
On April 25, 2010, Ms. Li's mother went to Shanghai to visit a relative. Ms. Li accompanied her to the train station. The tracking agents called the police and as a result, a large group of 610 Office personnel and policemen from the Domestic Security Division of the police department hastily rushed to the train station to prevent Ms. Li from leaving Kunshan City, claiming that she would be arrested if she wanted to leave. Without any option, her mother had to leave Kunshan alone by herself with tears in her eyes.
The 610 Office and the Domestic Security Division are still harming Ms. Li and her family members once again in the persecution.
Major parties and individuals responsible for the persecution:
Kunshan City Political and Judiciary Committee
Kunshan City Police Department
Kunshan City Domestic Security Division
Kunshan City 610 Office
Kunshan City Changjiang Street
Kunshan City Changjiang Street Office deputy chief Ye Kunnan
Kunshan City Changjiang Police Station
Kunshan City Changjiang Street Xihe Community
Xihe Community director Yu Huilin
Xihe Community deputy director Gu Huikang
Xihe Community deputy director with last name Xia