Name: Xiao Deying(肖德英)
Gender: Female
Age: Unknown
Address: Unknown
Occupation: Unknown
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
March 2008
Most recent place of detention:
Baimalong Forced Labor Camp (白马垅劳教所)
City: Zhuzhou (株洲市)
Hunan (湖南省)
Persecution Suffered: Detention, brainwashing, forced Labor, beatings, interrogation, extortion, solitary confinement, torture
Key Persecutors: Liu Ceyu (刘策玉), Li Xuelai (李雪来), Liu Fengjing (刘凤静), Zhu Jinzhi (祝晋梓)

( (Correspondent from Hunan) Ms. Xiao Deying was arrested and sentenced to one year of forced labor in 2008. She suffered brainwashing, slave labor and corporal punishment in the Baimalong Forced Labor Camp.

In March 2008, Ms. Xiao was followed by a CCP branch secretary of a village in Duofeng Township, Xiangyin County, while she was talking to people about Falun Gong in the area. The secretary grabbed her purse, brutally beat her, and then took her to the Lingbei Police Station in Xiangyin County. Liu Ceyu from the county 610 Office later took her to the Xiangyin County Detention Center.

While in detention, Ms. Xiao developed a high fever. She could not eat or drink anything and was constantly coughing. But the detention center did not provide any treatment. On the seventh day, Liu Ceyu, Li Xuelai, Liu Fengjing and other officers arraigned her while she was still sick and tricked her to reveal her name and address, pretending that they needed the information to inform her family to take her home. However, when Ms. Xiao's family went to the detention center, the police did not allow them to see her.

Ms. Xiao was eventually sent to the Xiangyin County Hospital for emergency treatment. She was diagnosed with heart disease and a severe form of pneumonia. But Liu Ceyu and other officers insisted that she had no serious health problems other than bronchitis and took her back to the detention center.

Ms. Xiao was held in the detention center for more than 20 days, during which time she had constantly experienced difficulties in breathing, numbness in her body, constipation, and fainting. Yet the police still sent her to the Baimalong Forced Labor Camp for a one-year term. The police initially promised to give the personal items they confiscated from Ms. Xiao back to her family. But when her family repeatedly asked for them, the police said that they had not taken anything from Ms. Xiao and had no idea what had happened to them.

When Ms. Xiao was sent to the Baimalong Forced Labor Camp, she was so weak that she did not even have enough energy to speak. She was locked in a small cell and forced to sit on a small bench all day long. The police sent three inmates to brainwash her and three drug addicts to watch her. One of the inmates, Wu Lin from Changsha City, screamed and cursed at Ms. Xiao almost non-stop except when she was sleeping or eating. Under the brutal torture, Ms. Xiao was forced to give up her practice of Falun Gong.

One day, the police talked to Ms. Xiao about Falun Gong, and she told the police: "If it were not for Falun Gong, I would have died more than a decade ago. Falun Gong has saved my life numerous times." Because of what she had said, the police sent her to the intensified division for further torture. She was forced to sit on a small bench all day and every day for two whole months during the hot summer until two black calluses formed on her buttocks.

On the first day Ms. Xiao got to the labor shop, she planned to declare that her declaration of quitting practicing Falun Gong was invalid. Inmate Zhang Liping reported her to the labor camp, and she was once again taken to the intensified division. She was barred from contacting or talking with others, and was locked in solitary confinement. Even her use of a toilet was restricted. The labor camp also sent drug addicts to her cell, who used foul language to slander Falun Gong to her face.

On January 28, 2009, Ms. Xiao felt excruciating pain in her chest and back, but the inmates who were assigned to watch her forced her to watch the TV programs that slandered Falun Gong. Her back pain was usually so severe that she was not able to turn or stand on her own. Sometimes it would take two persons to pick her up. But officer Zhu Jinzhi deliberately increased her workload and forced her to work overtime, which had caused her heart trouble several times.