Ms. Liu Luxiang, 49, from Anshan passed away on September 3rd, 2014, while serving a three-year prison sentence in Liaoning Women's Prison. She was sentenced for telling people about the persecution of Falun Gong.
Ms. Liu's family was notified of her death around midnight on September 3rd. They rushed to the prison the next day and were taken to the No. 739 Hospital, which is affiliated with the prison.
Ms. Liu was skin and bones, with one eye slightly open. All of her exposed skin was completely white.
The family could view the body for only a short while before the prison guards covered her with a cloth.
The guards claimed that Ms. Liu had died of illness. Ms. Liu's family demanded to see a medical report, especially since she was healthy before being admitted to the prison. The guards couldn't back up their claim.
The family asked to see the head of the prison, but were threatened with arrest for making trouble.
The family appealed to the appeals office and the Prison Management Bureau, but to no avail.
The prison ordered the family sign cremation papers, which they refused to do. They decided to appeal until justice is served.
Arrested for Raising Awareness of the Persecution
Ms. Liu was reported to the authorities and arrested on July 12th, 2012, for telling people about the persecution of Falun Gong. The police ransacked her home and confiscated Falun Gong books and materials.
She was taken to the Anshan Women's Detention Centre, secretly tried, and sentenced to a three-year prison term, to be served at the Liaoning Women's Prison, in October 2012.
Her son visited her on July 29th, 2014. She had difficulty walking and two guards held her arms to support her. She was emaciated and weak. The guards didn't offer any explanation regarding her condition.
Parties Involved in the Persecution of Ms. Liu:
Liang Bing (梁冰), party secretary of Anshan City: +86-13941245555 (Mobile), +86-412-5512288
Xie Rongfang (谢荣芳), head of Anshan City 610 Office: +86-13644200338 (Mobile)
Yang Zhenyu (杨振宇), director of the Tangjiafang Police Station: +86- 13050002033 (Mobile)
Wang Shijie (王世杰) officer from the Tangjiafang Police Station: +86-15698906639 (Mobile)
Zhao Hongbo (赵洪波), director of the Anshan No. 1 Women's Detention Centre: +86-15698902199(Mobile)
Zhang Rongwen (张荣文), chief director of the Qianshan District Court in Anshan City: +86-13322115666 (Mobile) +86-412-2696555 (Office)
Kang Kai (康凯), director of the Anshan Domestic Security Division: +86-18241280541(Mobile)
Xu Min (徐敏), deputy director of Liaoning Women's Prison: +86-15698806633 (Mobile)
Summary of Key Persecution Facts:
Name: Liu Luxiang (刘路香)
Address: Tiexi District, Anshan City, Liaoning Province
Date of Death: September 3rd, 2014
Date of Most Recent Arrest: July 12th, 2012
Most Recent Place of Detention: Liaoning Women's Prison (辽宁女子监狱)
Persecution Suffered: imprisonment, home ransacked, interrogation, detention
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