Li Aiying - 李爱英

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Yitong County
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Ms. Li Aiying was 48 years old. She worked at the Yidan Forest Farm in Yitong County, Jilin Province. Her apartment was on the Sixth Floor, Center Unit of the residential building of the Yitong Town Medicinal Materials Company in Yitong County.

Around 6:30 in the morning of December 4, 2003, as Ms. Li Aiying's daughter got ready for school and opened the door to leave the house. Five policemen who were laying in wait outside seized this opportunity to forcibly enter her home without any warrant or legal document. Ms. Li Aiying quickly hid in the bedroom and locked the door. While her family members were arguing with the police, two young policemen started to kick open the door and threatened that they would break down the door if she didn't open it. To avoid being subjected to their persecution again, Ms. Li tore a bed sheet, tied the pieces into a rope and attempted to lower herself to the ground. In the process she broke a fifth floor window and accidentally fell. Her ribs and internal organs were severely damaged as a result of the fall. She passed away on the same day.

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