Ms. Xiao Yingxue Detained in Brainwashing Center Six Times
Name: Xiao Yingxue (肖映雪)
Occupation: Civil Officer
Date of Most Recent Arrest: June 27, 2010
Most Recent Place of Detention: Etouwan Brainwashing Center, Qiaokou District (硚口区额头湾洗脑班)
Persecution Suffered: Detention, brainwashing, beatings, fired from workplace, torture, interrogation, being hung up, sleep deprivation, force-feedings.
(Clearwisdom.net) Ms. Xiao Yingxue was arrested by officers from the Xin'an Street Police Station on June 27, 2010, while she clarified the facts about Falun Gong on Quanxin Street in Qiaokou District, Wuhan City. She has been detained at the Etouwan Brainwashing Center in Qiaokou District.
Ms. Xiao, who was formerly employed as a civil officer in the Qiaokou District Industry and Commerce Administration Bureau, has been arrested eight times and detained in brainwashing centers six times since the start of the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) persecution of Falun Gong in 1999.
At the end of October 1999, Ms. Xiao was arrested by Sanhe City traffic police while riding a bus to Beijing because she refused to curse the founder of Falun Gong as instructed by the officers. She was detained at a local detention center and then taken back to Wuhan City and detained there for an additional 15 days.
During the Chinese New Year in 2000, Ms. Xiao was arrested by officers from the Qiaokou District Industry and Commerce Administration Bureau and detained at the Etouwan Brainwashing Center in Qiaokou District for over a year. While in the brainwashing center, she was repeatedly punched, kicked, tied to a rattan chair for extended periods of time, and had her mouth stuffed with dirty rags. As a result of this abuse, she was unable to eat for over a week and had trouble walking and bending. The persecution was directed by Jin Zhiping, head of Section No. 1 of the Qiaokou District Police Department.
In March 2001, Ms. Xiao was secretly detained and severely tortured at Section No.1 of the Wuhan Police Department (1 Qingdao Rd., Wuhan City). Later that year, she was sentenced to 18 months of forced labor at the Hewan Forced Labor Camp in Wuhan City. While at the labor camp, she was beaten, hung up by handcuffed arms, deprived of sleep, subjected to forced labor, attacked by groups of inmates, forced to watch TV programs slandering Falun Gong and coerced into writing guarantee statements renouncing her faith in Falun Gong.
In 2003, Ms. Xiao was fired from her employment at the property management center of Qiaokou Real Estate Group because the CCP threatened to persecute managers who employed Falun Gong practitioners. Her husband filed for divorce out of fear of suffering more persecution.
In May 2005, Ms. Xiao was arrested by officers from Yijiadun Police Station, Qiaokou District, and officers from Qiaokou District 610 Office, while she worked in a privately-owned factory. When she shouted, "Falun Dafa is good!" during her arrest, the officers proceeded to beat her until her nose bled. She was then taken to the Etouwan Brainwashing Center, Qiaokou District, where she went on a hunger strike to protest the persecution. On the eighth day of her hunger strike, the guards forced her mouth open with a bamboo stick and force-fed her. Her nose bled again as a result, and she was taken to the emergency room of the No. 1 Wuhan Hospital, where she lost consciousness twice. Her health was severely impaired as a result of the torture.
Individuals involved in the persecution:
Wang Shaohua, Etouwan Brainwashing Center, Qiaokou District: 86-27-61356228
Yu Youzhen, Etouwan Brainwashing Center, Qiaokou District: 86-27-62792262 (Cell)