Elderly Woman Beaten to Death By Police in Liaoning Province
Li Yanhua, a Falun Dafa practitioner in her sixties, lived in Dongjiang Village in the Nanlou Economical Development District, Dashiqiao City, Liaoning Province. The police there, having been notified by informers about her plans to distribute Falun Dafa flyers, arrested her on February 19, 2001. During an interrogation to find out the source of her Dafa materials, they actually beat this diminutive woman with billy clubs, but Li Yinhua firmly refused to cooperate or divulge any information. The beatings continued until she became incontinent, losing control of her bowels and bladder. Beaten all over her body and bleeding from her eyes, ears, nose, and mouth, she finally stopped breathing and died.
Following Jiang Zemin's heartless policy regarding the deaths of Falun Dafa practitioners, (i.e, "It is not a crime to beat them to death, just accuse them of having committed suicide") the police dumped Li Yanhua's lifeless body into a mud hole near Xijiang Village and then put some corn stalks and dried leaves beside it, so as to make it look like the scene of a self-immolation. Then Liu Sheng, the vicious head of the village, stated that she had been still alive when found. But even they knew no one would be convinced by such a deceptive frame-up, so they called in her husband, Feng Mingshen and told him that Li had died of diabetes. He was forced to admit that her death was due to "being obsessed with Falun Gong," and his statement was recorded. Feeling smug with success, the police then began anew to persecute other Falun Dafa practitioners in the area.
On the evening when Li Yanhua died, a dense fog covered the Dashiqiao district, a fog so thick that one could not even see ones' own hands. It lasted till the next day, and was a sign that heaven was warning people that Falun Dafa is being treated unjustly and unfairly on the earth.
When other Falun Dafa practitioners heard the sad news, they knew instantly that Li could not possibly have died of suicide or diabetes. First, Master Li said, "The issue of killing is very sensitive. For practitioners, we have set the strict requirement that they cannot kill lives" (p. 266, Lecture Seven of Zhuan Falun). Suicide is also killing lives. The self-immolation incident during the Spring Festival was a conspiracy by Jiang Zemin's clique, the aim of which was to help intensify the persecution of Falun Gong. This is why they have attempted to destroy all the Falun Gong books. Secondly, the old lady had been always healthy. Thirdly, diabetes is a chronic disease. How could anyone die as soon as she gets a chronic disease?
Based on all the above suspicious points, Falun Dafa practitioners decided to go to the mortuary to check the body so as to find out the truth. Once they made this decision, the thick fog gradually dispersed. That night, Falun Dafa practitioners saw the respected old lady, whose body, though it had been cleaned and treated several times, was full of visible wounds, which were horrible to look at: her right eye was sunken, with one eye open and another one closed, and big bloodstains still remained in her nostrils. Her right arm was black and blue. Her back, from her shoulder to her bottom, was full of the marks of brutal blows and looked almost completely purple. However, it was a miracle to see that her body was still soft, even though she had been dead for two or three days. After Falun Dafa practitioners took photos of Li Yanhua, who was beaten to death, they put slogans on the mortuary walls such as "Pay Back a Dafa Practitioner's Life," "Severely Punish the Vicious Police." They also put up banners outside of the mortuary and the crematorium where Li's body would be sent.
It is evident that Li Yanhua had been beaten to death. The murderers cannot escape the responsibility for their crimes. This is another debt of blood that Jiang Zemin and his criminal clique owe.
To all our readers: We went to Tiananmen Square only to tell the government "Falun Dafa is good", and that it is wrong to crackdown on Falun Gong. If the government petition bureaus had done their jobs according to laws and policies, who would need to go to Tiananmen Square to appeal? It is because Jiang Zemin's cohorts have changed the petition bureaus into places to arrest people that we had nowhere to appeal but Tiananmen Square, the only place that will get the country's attention. We risk our lives to deliver a flyer to your door in order to let you kind-hearted but uninformed citizens know the truth of Falun Gong!
And to Jiang Zemin: What actual work have you done for our people since you became chairman without any legal process? You spent the people's money for a
special presidential airplane for your own use; you promoted your son, who had no achievement in science, to be a vice-president of the Chinese Science Institute, where he made a huge ill-gotten fortune by using your power and influence. While you are corrupting our government and morally degenerating all those around you, you brutally persecute compassionate Falun Gong practitioners. What is waiting for you is a disgraceful end.
To the police who are helping Jiang in his tyrannical rule: Do you ever think of what it feels like to be brutally beaten while you are heartlessly beating benevolent Dafa practitioners? Please think about what punishment or retribution you will get before you beat a Dafa practitioner to death.
Also, to the people who reported Dafa practitioners to police for a little money: was this not against your conscience, and don't you think you have sold out your soul as well?
To Liu Sheng, who was willing to offer a false witness: the heavens are concerned when a human life has been taken. When you offered a false witness to a murderer, do you know what that will bring you, the accomplice?
The list of vicious people at Nanlou Police Station:
Sheriff: Zhang Maojie, home phone: 86-417-5816726, office phone: 86-417-5251452
Political Director: Li Jinsheng, home phone: 86-417-5811833, office phone: 86-417-5251452
Police Head: Wang Shijiu, home phone: 86-417-5838837, office phone: 86-417-5251452
March 13, 2001