Li Suansuan, female, a Christian from The Church of Almighty God (CAG), resided at No. 50, Junmingongjian Road, Turpan City, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region before being killed at age 47; joined The Church of Almighty God in 2012, arrested when receiving Christians at the Church’s gathering.
On or about July 20, 2013, Li Suansuan was forcibly arrested by the Shengli Police Station in Turpan City for believing in Almighty God. A week later (July 26), the police informed her family that she had died at the police station. The family rushed to a hospital in Toksun County. The cause of death released by the local police was a sudden heart attack. Li’s family was very skeptical. The deceased had been very healthy before her death and without any history of heart disease. How could she suddenly die of a heart attack?
Since then, Li’s family members had been demanding to see the remains of the deceased, but they were repeatedly subjected to harsh restrictions by the police of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Not only did they dispatch armed policemen to surround the family members who demanded to see the remains, they also arrested and detained Li’s younger brother.
After many setbacks, Li’s family members finally got to see the remains of the deceased after more than half a month. However, they discovered that the deceased’s body was covered with mud and wearing a hat on her head. There was a deep gash between her eyebrows exposing the bones. The body was covered with purple bruises, with a long-sutured cut extending from the neck to the stomach. Later, it was learned from a policeman that the body of the deceased had been dissected, with the brain, heart, liver and lungs removed.
In order to seek justice for the deceased, Li’s younger brother was prepared to pursue legal remedy. He found two lawyers and explained the sequence of the incident to them. The lawyer said, “The victim had died at the police station. This is an undeniable fact. In addition, there are battered scars on the deceased’s body as well as suspicious points like the hastily performed autopsy at the behest of the police. It can be seen that the victim’s death had a direct relationship with the local police. However, the Public Security Bureau there had signaled to the courts here from early on. You can’t win even if you litigate this case. It may even be impossible to get a court hearing.” Li’s younger brother could only give up.
Later, Li’s husband was ready to go to court again. When he went to a lawyer for consultation, he was stalked by the police wherever he went, and they threatened him, “If you don’t clean up your act, we will bust you too! It is the communists’ world now. You can’t win the lawsuit anywhere, particularly for those who believe in God. Killing them doesn’t mean anything. Nobody cares!” Li’s husband was too scared to le a lawsuit. His phone was intercepted and he was forbidden to take a long trip by the police.
Thus, the case of Christian Li Suansuan being persecuted to death by the CCP police just ended quietly.