Mr. Li Delong, 49, Shandong

Name: Li Delong (???)
Gender: Male
Age: 49
Occupation: Official at the Laixi City Administration Bureau for Industry and Commerce
Date of Most Recent Arrest: September 2006
Date of Most Recent Release: September 2006
Date of Death: November 29, 2009
Province: Shandong
City: Laixi County
Address: Unknown
Most Recent Place of Detention: Laixi Police Department and corresponding detention center


Case Details

Mr. Li had suffered from hepatitis, but his symptoms disappeared when he began practicing Falun Gong. He and his wife have been detained multiple times over the past decade and beaten in custody.

In August 2006, Mr. Li was detained while doing business at Rizhuang Town Market, taken into custody and interrogated. During his detention, his hepititis relapsed. The police tried to send him to a force labor camp for a year, but the camp refused to accept him because of his health condition, so he was set to serve his term outside the camp.

Due to repeated harassments and other forms of persecution, Mr. Li never recovered. He tried repeatedly to apply for a passport to go abroad, but was turned down everytime. Within one month of his last application being rejected, Mr. Li’s liver condition further deteriorated and he died on Nov 29, 2009.