More About the Persecution of Music Teacher Ms. Li Zhi, Who Met an Untimely Death at the Age of 31
Ms. Li Zhi was a music teacher at the Wujiashan Fourth Middle School in Dongxihu District, Wuhan City, Hubei Province. She used to have a lung disease, but after she started practicing Falun Dafa in March 1999, her disease disappeared, and she benefited tremendously in other ways too. When the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started persecuting Falun Dafa on July 20, 1999, her school leaders demanded she write a guarantee statement that she would stop practicing Falun Dafa. Under enormous pressure, Ms. Li Zhi wrote the statement. Later, she very much regretted doing so and went to Beijing to appeal to the central government for justice for Falun Dafa.
In June 2000, Ms. Li Zhi went to Beijing and was arrested at Tiananmen Square. She was taken back to the Wuhan City Number One Detention Center. There, she was detained for fifteen days before being taken to a brainwashing center at the Dongxihu Police Academy.
At the brainwashing center, Ms. Li was completely restricted and monitored. She was put in a small room with a dozen other practitioners and watched by an "assistant educator" all the time. All eating, drinking, washing and even going to bathroom were conducted in the room. They were not allowed to do the Falun Dafa exercises. They were forced to watch videotapes slandering Falun Dafa and to write reports denouncing the practice every day. Each of them was charged fifteen yuan per day.
Ms. Li Zhi was beaten by her husband and the "assistant educator" many times. She signed the guarantee statement again because she could no longer withstand her husband's beatings.
The following people participated in the persecution at the brainwashing center: Xiao Guoqiang, Judge of the Dongxihu District Court; Lin Zhengxing, former Director of the 610 Office (now the Director of the Dongxihu District Human Resources Bureau); Zhang Changfa and others.
At home, Ms. Li was monitored by CCP agents around the clock. Police called her home frequently and her school stopped paying her salary. In December 2000, the principal of the Fourth Middle School colluded with members of the Dongxihu District Political and Legal Committee and the 610 Office, who then arrested her. Ms. Li Zhi was again taken to the Police Academy brainwashing center.
Due to long periods of physical and mental torture, Ms. Li Zhi started to vomit blood, and her health deteriorated drastically. She was then released. Lin Zhengxing, director of the district 610 Office; Li Deng Chun, a supervisor of the brainwashing division; and Huang Yanfei, head of the discipline inspection group of the district finance bureau, all participated in the torture.
Ms. Li's husband had been pressured and deceived by the CCP. He often beat her. Sometimes she was beaten until she tried to protect herself by curling up in the fetal position on the floor. He beat her so hard with the leg of a stool that he broke it. Having lived under fear and torture for so long, Ms. Li Zhi's health continued to deteriorate. She vomited blood more and more frequently. In the summer of 2002, Ms. Li Zhi passed away in a hospital, at the age of 31.
Below is a link to an earlier article first reporting the persecution of Ms. Li Zhi. Since, many more details have become known.