(Clearwisdom.net) Suining City, Sichuan Province practitioner Mr. Xiao Zhilin became mentally unstable after being taken to a brainwashing center and mistreated. He passed away on November 13, 2004 as a result of the persecution.

Mr. Xiao Zhilin (50 years old) was a resident of Tiangong Temple subdivision, Chuanshan district, Suining City, Sichuan Province. He started practicing Falun Gong in 1996 and went to Beijing twice to appeal for Falun Gong.

On February 7, 2000, Mr. Xiao Zhilin went to Beijing and after one week Chuanshan Police Station personnel took him back to his hometown. The police then transferred him to Wujiawan Jail and detained him for 15 days. Mr. Xiao was then taken to Suilongping Brainwashing Center and the persecution there caused him severe physical damage. In July 2000, he returned to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong and was sent to a forced labor camp for one year.

In November 2003, Mr. Xiao Zhilin was deceived and taken to a brainwashing center again. He was persecuted until he eventually became very feeble and mentally collapsed. On November 13, 2004, Mr. Xiao passed away as a result of the persecution he suffered.