Brutalized Body Shows Evidence of Torture in China
NEW YORK (FDI) – With his mouth blackened from repeated shocks from a cattle prod, a square piece of flesh missing from his heel and a body covered in black and blue patches, Mr. Li Yinglin was released by Chinese police only to die six days later from his injuries. (View photos) Please be advised these photos contain graphic material.
On November 5, 2003, Li had traveled from his home in Shandong Province to Beijing to appeal to the government leaders to end the persecution of Falun Gong. Li was immediately detained.
Upon his release 9 days later, his wife, Ms. Ji Yueying, said she could hardly recognize him. “I immediately sent my husband to the No. 7 People’s Hospital,” Ji said.
For the next six days, Li vomited and discharged a lot of blood, while drifting in and out of consciousness. He died on November 20.
According to Ji, an autopsy on her husband’s body found the gallbladder was very small indicating severe beatings, and other internal organs were severely damaged – the liver and intestines were swollen, and had lost a lot of blood.
“This is the so-called, ‘best period for human rights in China,’ said Ji, making reference to the claim frequently put forth by Chinese authorities that human rights in China are in their “best period.” Ji added, “At present in China, millions of [Falun Gong] practitioners are being persecuted and even killed by Jiang’s supporters. Even our basic rights are being deprived.”