Li Yinju - 李银菊

Chinese name:
Shenyang City
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
Shibalihe Forced Labor Camp in Zhengzhou City
Case Description:

Ms. Li Yinju, 56, was born in Henan Province. She moved to Shenyang City because her husband works in the Shenyang Army Compound. She was employed as a nursery school teacher in the Shenyang City Welding Strip Factory.

At the beginning of July 2006, Ms. Li went back to her hometown in Henan Province. She was arrested on the street while she was clarifying the truth to some elementary school students on July 30, 2006. She was sentenced to one year of forced labor, which she served in the Shibalihe Women's Labor Camp in Henan Province. The guards tried to force her to give up her faith, conducted long-term brainwashing sessions by not allowing her to sleep, beating her, and locking her in a small cell (1). She had to sleep on the floor inside the small cell. The warden's name is Jia Meili (female).

Ms. Li was tortured both mentally and physically. Her hair fell out, and the doctor found that she had developed breast cancer. She was released in January 2007. The labor camp continued to harass her and her family in Henan Province, threatening to report her situation, and announced they would arrest and take her back to Shenyang City, Liaoning Province. She died at home in the early morning on December 18, 2008.