Li Qiu - 李秋

Chinese name:
Changchun City
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp in Changchun City
Case Description:
Mr. Li Qiu, 41, a former employee of the Yongchun Post Office of the Changchun City Post Office, lived at Yongchun Town in a suburb of Changchun City. Mr. Li Qiu was arrested many times since 1999. On March 5, 2002, the Changchun City Nanguan District Court staged fake trials of arrested practitioners to lure more practitioners into their clutches. They hoped practitioners would come to the court so that they could arrest them. Mr. Li Qiu was arrested at the gate of the court. That was his fourth arrest. He was sent to Datun Forced Labor Camp in Changchun City. The guards there used many methods to torture him until he lost consciousness. He was then taken to the Police Hospital where he was tortured for two months. After that he was taken to Tiebei Prison in Changchun City. In July 2002, he was transferred to Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp. After being savagely tortured, he no longer could sit or lay down. His entire body was swollen and he could barely breathe. Afraid of having to accept responsibility, Chaoyanggou Forced Labor Camp told his family to take him home from the Sino-Japan Unit Hospital in Changchun City at ten o'clock one evening in January 2003. When he was at home, pus discharged from his chest and back and his legs were paralyzed. He was not able to care for himself and died on July 6, 2004.
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