(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Li Rong, retired from a factory in Sichuan Province, began cultivating Falun Dafa before July 1999, when the persecution began. She went to Beijing to validate Falun Dafa and clarify the truth twice after the persecution started.

When she came back from her second trip to Beijing, the local police ransacked her home, arrested her, and took away her 23 Falun Dafa books. They made a mess and took her two sons' military retirement IDs. They forced both of her sons' employers to fire them, canceling all their housing funds, retirement pensions, and medical insurance. They were forced to go out of town to find work. Even finding hard labor was difficult without their military retirement IDs.

The police detained Ms. Li Rong for nearly two years in a detention center. After being released, she was sentenced to four years in 2002 and taken to Chuanxi Prison located in Hong'an Town, Chengdu City. Guards used many different methods of torture on her. Guard Li Xiaohong (female) once dragged her so far that her shoes fell off and her clothes were torn from her body. Li Xiaohong stuffed her mouth with rags and had about five prisoners lock her in a small cell (1) for one year. There was water and feces on the floor, and the door and window were both shut tight.

Guard Li Xiaohong collaborated with doctors to put unknown drugs in her meals, causing her to suffer a mental collapse. The guards then played tricks on her and changed her cell four times. After confining her in the small cell for a year, she was detained in each labor shop for three months. They forced her to sit in the corner, and she was not allowed to move. Ms. Li became mentally traumatized, and her family discovered that she was no longer coherent after she was released. Later, her whole body became swollen, and she had difficulty breathing and was in great pain. She died in November 2007.


(1) Small cell - The detainee is confined alone in a very small cell. The guards handcuff the practitioner behind her back in a fixed position, so that she can neither move nor lie down. The small cell is very damp and no sunshine comes in. A bucket in the cell serves as the toilet. Only half of a regular meal is served each day. During the night rats run around. The stench in the small cell is so bad that it is difficult to breathe.