(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Li Xiaoyan filed for court proceedings at the Suizhong Court against her former employer, the Suizhong County Economic Development Bureau in Liaoning Province, on January 25, 2011. When Ms. Li put the case forward to the tribunal, Zhou Ping, president of the tribunal, said that with this particular case he needs the agreement of Gao Qiwei, the vice president of the tribunal, in order to accept the case.

Ms. Li was an economist at Suizhong County Economic Development Bureau, but was dismissed from her job in 1999 because she practices Falun Gong. She was arrested on October 13, 1999 and was sent to a labor camp on October 30. While she was in the camp, she was fired from her job. Her only source of income was stopped and her husband divorced her.

When Ms. Li was released from the labor camp, she went to the bureau and requested her job back. When she appealed to the arbitration committee on January 14, 2011 and requested them to restore her job, the officials there refused her request due to the length of time since her dismissal.