Twenty Thousand Yuan for a Life

Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Liu Luxiang, 49, from Anshan passed away in Liaoning Women's Prison on September 3rd, 2014.

The prison officials offered to pay her family 50,000 yuan1 in compensation, if they signed the cremation papers.

After the cremation, the family was paid 20,000 yuan.

Ms. Liu's son tried to argue for his rights, but was told by the guards that he would be arrested if he continued making trouble.

Ms. Liu was sentenced to three years in prison in October 2012, for telling people about the persecution of Falun Gong.

Ms. Liu's family was notified of her death on September 3rd, 2014. The guards claimed that Ms. Liu died from an illness, which could not be confirmed.

Her ashes were buried in Qianyu Cemetery in Anshan City.

Note

1. "Yuan" is the Chinese currency; 500 yuan is equal to the average monthly income of an urban worker in China.


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