Ms. Li Caiping from Yuyao City, Zhejiang Province, Again Sentenced to Prison
Name: Li Caiping (李彩萍)
Address: Yuyao City, Zhejiang Province
Date of Most Recent Arrest: June 11, 2009
Most Fecent Place of Detention: Yuyao City Detention Center (余姚市看守所)
City: Yuyao City
Province: Zhejiang Province
Persecution Suffered: Imprisonment, detention, illegal sentencing, home ransacking, extortion, beatings
(Clearwisdom.net) (By a correspondent in Zhejiang Province) Ms. Li Caiping was secretly handed a four-and-a-half-year prison term on October 20, 2009, for the second time. She had been sentenced to three years in prison beginning November 2005. She was subjected to gross abuse and mistreatment at the Zhejiang Province Women's Prison.
Ms. Li was followed and arrested when she was speaking with people about Falun Gong in a residential area on June 11, 2009. Shortly after, more than a dozen police officers broke into her home and ransacked it. They took CDs, an MP3 player, and other personal belongings. They took Ms. Li to the Yuyao City Detention Center, where she was subjected to gross abuse for four months.
Yuyao City Court officials secretly sentenced Ms. Li to four-and-a-half years in prison on October 20, 2009.
Since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started the persecution of Falun Gong in 1999, Ms. Li Caiping has endured several incidents of persecution. The first arrest took place on April 19, 2000, while when she was sitting in a park. She was said to be doing the Falun Gong exercises. Yuyao City Police Department officers held her in administrative detention for two weeks. She was arrested and detained again on April 1, 2000, for going to Beijing to appeal for the right to practice. Her home was ransacked. Dongnan Street Committee staff went to her home to intimidate her in August 2003. They claimed that if she refused to write a guarantee statement, she would be sent to a brainwashing facility. She eventually decided to leave home for over a month to avoid further harassment.
Ms. Li was also arrested on October 18, 2005, for hanging a banner reading "Falun Dafa is good." She was given a three-year prison term in November 2005 and sent to the Zhejiang Province Women's Prison. Eight inmates tortured her for ten straight days. They beat her, banged her head against the wall, and kicked her genital area. Ms. Li was tortured so badly that she became emaciated and was in low spirits.