Chinese name:
Chaoyang City
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
Chaoyang 2nd Detention Center
Case Description:

Wang Lixia, approximately 46-years-old, lived in the village of Yushuli, Balibao County, Shuangta District, Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province. She was arrested on September 5, 2000 by the Shuangta District Police Department and detained at the Chaoyang 2nd Detention Center. She held a hunger strike for 13 days and was released on the 15th day. Before she was released, the police agreed to give back her copy of Zhuan Falun but did not keep their word. So after she returned home, she asked her husband to carry her on his back and go to the Shudangta Police Department to get the book back (her legs had become so swollen that she was no longer able to walk on her own). The police refused to give her the book back, but instead they threw her into the detention center again. She went on another hunger strike for 9 days, and the police tried to force-feed her. The feeding tube punctured her mouth and left a gaping hole there. On October 9, the guards at the detention center realized that she was on the verge of death and carried her back to her home, where she passed way later that day.

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