Ms. Li Xintong in Critical Condition from Torture--Still Being Held in Changchun Women's Forced Labour Camp

Name: Li Xintong
Gender: Female
Age: Early thirties
Date of Most Recent Arrest: August 9th, 2012
Most Recent Place of Detention: Changchun Women's Forced Labour Camp (also known as Heizuizi Forced Labour Camp)
Detention City: Changchun
Detention Province: Jilin
Persecution Suffered: Forced labour, brainwashing, forced injections/drug administration, beatings, imprisonment, physical restraint, mental hospital, detention.

Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Li Xintong has been detained in the Heizuizi Women's Forced Labour Camp of Changchun. Four months into her forced labour camp term, she was subjected to forced injections and drug administration, which caused severe heart disease symptoms, including marginal lung function resulting in restricted oxygen intake, heart palpitation, heavy breathing, and stiffness in the chest. Camp authorities refused to acknowledge her critical condition and refused to release her for medical treatment. Ms. Li's husband Yu Hong, her father Li Zhijun, and mother Guo Hongqin were also arrested at the same time as Ms. Li.

Ms. Li's husband's parents went to visit her on December 19th, 2012, and observed her poor health condition. They requested a meeting with the labour camp director on December 24th, but were told that he was unavailable. They then asked to see Ms. Li, but were told that she was involved with an ongoing team activity that morning. They returned that afternoon, but the authorities told them that the person in charge of family visitation was not in. They were finally allowed to see Ms. Li at the end of the day, but had little time with her.

December 26th, 2012 was the day scheduled for families to meet with the labour camp director, so Ms. Li's in-laws came again, however the director refused to see them. Later, captain Shen Minglian of the third team came to meet with them. They requested Ms. Li's release on bail for medical treatment, but captain Shen claimed that the labour camp staff could adequately treat her condition. They then asked that Ms. Li not be forced to do hard labour, but captain Shen immediately refused.

Ms. Li and her husband Yu Hong were arrested at home on August 9th, 2012 by officers from the Henan Street Police Station, including deputy chief Wu Tao, Domestic Security Team captain Yu Weidong, Shao Guangmin, Li Wenbo, and Zhang Yuhui. That same day, officers also went to her parents' home and arrested her father Li Zhijun and mother Guo Hongqin, who are in their sixties.

Ms. Li's family was arrested simply for believing in Falun Gong. After more than twenty days of detention at the Jilin City Detention Centre, they were all sentenced to forced labour without legal notification. Ms. Li and her husband were sentenced to one year and three months, and her parents to one year of forced labour. Ms. Li's father and husband were taken to the Zhaoyanggou Men's Forced Labour Camp of Changchun on August 27th, 2012, while Ms. Li and her mother were taken to the Heizuizi Women's Forced Labour Camp of Changchun. Ms. Li's mother was detained in the first team and Ms. Li in the third team. Although they were being held in the same facility, they were not allowed to see each other.

For fourteen years, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been carrying out the inhumane and desperate persecution of kindhearted people who are steadfast in their beliefs and actually provide benefits for the country.

Ms. Li is in her early thirties and was a healthy, optimistic, and kindhearted Falun Gong practitioner. The authorities from the Heizuizi Forced Labour Camp subjected her to brainwashing sessions and administration of unknown drugs, both of which were undisclosed by the authorities. The drug injection caused the severe heart disease symptoms mentioned above.

Rather than providing Ms. Li with proper medical treatment, the labour camp authorities continued forcing her to do hard labour from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily. She was beaten for not finishing her daily quota. This intense hard labour is illegal and would even be difficult for a healthy and strong person to perform. Labour camp guards also forced Ms. Li to ingest a large pill, but refused to identify its content or purpose.

The third team guards monitored every family visitation session, then threatened Ms. Li not to inform anyone about her persecution in the camp.

Ms. Li's in-laws are extremely concerned about her condition and situation, and have continuously attempted to communicate with the forced labour camp authorities in order to resolve these issues. They are both nearly 70 years old, and spend their entire day trying to visit their son and daughter-in-law, even on freezing cold winter days. One can only imagine their anguish and hardship.

The Heizuizi Women's Forced Labour Camp has been persecuting many Falun Gong practitioners for the past thirteen years. We ask everyone for help, and please lend a helping hand to facilitate Ms. Li's release.

Individuals and organizations responsible for this persecution:

Changchun Women's Forced Labour Camp (also known as Heizuizi Labour Camp), Changchun, Jilin Province
P. O. Box 1085, Nanguang District, Changchun City, Jilin Province, zip code: 130022
Main telephone: +86-431-85384312
Chen Yuxia, director: +86-431-85384312 extension 8001
Deputy director: +86-431-85384312 extension 8002
Yan Lifeng and Li Ying, co-captains of the first team: +86-431-85384312 extension 6101
Shen Minglian and Liu Ying, co-captains of the third team: +86-431-85384312 extension 6103
Zhu Dan and Jin Lihua, co-captains of the fourth team: +86-431-85384312 extension 6104
Li Hong, deputy director, “education program”
Meng Xiangmin, secretary, Discipline Commission

Henan Police Station, Chuanying District, Jilin, Jilin Province
Address: Houyu Lane, Henan Street, Chuanying District, Jilin, Jilin Province, zip code: 132000
Li You, officer, Henan Police Station: 13844231238
Main telephone(s): +86-432-62072110, +86-432-62072119, +86-432-62072102
Gao Xin, police chief: +86-13944278900
Wu Tao, deputy chief: +86-13944646663

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