Mr. Den Qixing Tortured in Sichuan Province Forced Labor Camp
Name: Deng Qixing (邓启兴)
Address: Huaying City, Sichuan Province
Date of Most Recent Arrest: June 9, 2008
Most recent place of detention: Xinhua Forced Labor Camp (新华劳教所)
City: Mianyang City
Province: Sichuan Province
Persecution Suffered: Detention, torture, beatings, brainwashing, sleep deprivation, injected with unknown drugs
(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Deng Qixing was illegally arrested and taken to the Huaying City Public Security Bureau in Sichuan Province on June 9, 2008. Police officers confiscated his watch, leather belt, keys, and over 50 yuan.
Subsequently, Mr. Deng was transferred to the city's detention center and held there for two weeks. Because he refused to renounce Falun Gong, he was then sentenced to two years of forced labor. On June 24, 2008, officers handcuffed him, covered his head with a black sheet, put him in a police vehicle, and took him to Xinhua Forced Labor Camp, located in Mianyang City, Sichuan Province.
In the labor camp, guards ordered criminal inmates to monitor and torture Falun Gong practitioners in any way they pleased, and practitioners were not allowed to complain.
In their attempt to "transform" practitioners, guards forced Mr. Deng and other practitioners to read books and watch videos that slandered Falun Gong and its founder.
The guards also beat Mr. Deng with electric batons and deprived him of sleep. In addition, they forced him to squat for extended periods of time, to stand straight without moving while facing a wall for many hours, and to run for lengthy periods of time.
Mr. Deng's health deteriorated, and he developed swelling in his feet as a result of the abuse. He was then
handcuffed and taken to the hospital, where he was injected with unknown drugs. Due to the torture, he had to be hospitalized twice for over a month.
Despite his poor health and swollen feet, the guards still forced Mr. Deng to clean the bathroom. They also assigned inmates to monitor and abuse him further. These inmates beat him, knocked out some of his teeth, and stuffed dirty socks into his mouth.