Xie Chengxin Arrested and Missing, Husband Imprisoned
Name: Xie Chengxin (谢成新)
Occupation: Retired worker from Chengdu Municipal Kindergarten
Date of Most Recent Arrest: Around April 19, 2011
Most Recent Place of Detention: Jinniu District Brainwashing Center (金牛区洗脑班)
Persecution Suffered: Illegal arrest, brainwashing, home ransacked
(Clearwisdom.net) Xie Shinong and a group of agents from the Fuqin Street Committee illegally arrested Ms. Xie Chengxin at home around April 19, 2011. Her whereabouts are unknown, as authorities still have not notified her family.
Xie Chengxin missing
On April 21 and 22, Ms. Xie's relatives called her many times, but no one picked up the phone. They became very concerned, since Ms. Xie’s family had been unlawfully detained many times previously. They went to her home on the morning of April 23. Ms. Xie's neighbors told them that Xie Shinong from the Fuqin Street Committee 610 Office had led a group of people and forcefully took Ms. Xie from her home at around 8 a.m. three or four days earlier. They claimed that it was for “education,” referring to forced brainwashing.
When Ms. Xie's relatives entered her home, they found that the Falun Gong founder's portrait, the book Zhuan Falun and other Falun Gong books were missing. The home looked like it had been ransacked, and a poster from one of the doors was torn down. Ms. Xie's relatives immediately went to the Fuqin Street Committee, but the office was closed for the weekend. No one has notified any family members about Ms. Xie's situation to this day.
In mid-April, a week prior to the arrest, Ms. Xie, along with her daughter, went to visit her husband, Mr. Jiang Zonglin, who is imprisoned at Deyang Prison. The prison officials refused to allow Ms. Xie and her daughter to see Mr. Jiang and said that he was being subjected to brainwashing. Worried about her husband, Ms. Xie reported the situation to the prison administration office. However, the prison administration replied that the appeals office staff was out of town for a meeting. Ms. Xie planned to visit them the following week, but was arrested before she could do so.
Ms. Xie had been detained by Xie Shinong at the Jinniu Brainwashing Center in the Dongzikou area on two previous occasions. During the second detention, her husband was sentenced to prison by Wuhou Court. Two defense lawyers representing the family believed that Xie Shinong had committed the crime of illegal detention.
Jiang Zonglin tortured
Jiang Zonglin is a former director of the Mingyuan Institute of Architecture, which is affiliated with the Chengdu City Administration Bureau. In October of 2008, 11 Falun Gong practitioners, including Mr. Jiang, Zhong Fangqiong and some of their family members, were sentenced to prison. Mr. Jiang has been repeatedly tortured in prison.
Previously, Mr. Jiang had been sentenced to one year of forced labor at the Xinhua Forced Labor Camp in Sichuan Province, as a result of going to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Gong.
More information about his case can be found at:
Parties involved in the persecution:
Fuqin Street Committee Comprehensive Management Office: 86 -28-87702031
Xie Shinong, 610 Office of the Fuqin Street Committee: 86-13183801139