Name: Xie Lihua (谢丽华)
Gender: Female
Age: 51
Address: Zhongshanmen, Baixia District, Nanjing City
Occupation: Unknown
Date of Most Recent Arrest: February 25, 2012
Most Recent Place of Detention: Brainwashing center (洗脑班)
City: Nanjing
Province: Jiangsu
Persecution Suffered: Electric shocks, brainwashing, beatings, torture, force-feedings, home ransacking, detention

( Ms. Xie Lihua from the Baixia District, Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province, was illegally arrested on the afternoon of February 15, 2012, as she was distributing information about Falun Gong in Houzaimen. Officers from the Houzaimen Police Station made the arrest and took her to the Nanjing City Detention Center the next day. Ms. Xie's family was informed on the morning of March 7 that she would be released on bail pending trial. Ms. Xie's older sister rushed to the Houzaimen Police Station to take her home, yet without notifying her family, Baixia District 610 Office head Wu Yong had taken Ms. Xie to a brainwashing earlier.

Since the persecution of Falun Gong began on July 20, 1999, Ms. Xie has been subjected to forced labor three times and twice incarcerated in a brainwashing center. When she was detained, she was subjected to severe physical abuse and torture. (For details, please read “Nanjing Practitioner Ms. Xie Lihua Arrested Again After Being Imprisoned Three Times in Forced Labor Camps” )

Ms. Xie's latest arrest was on February 15. Her home was ransacked. The sudden attack once again caused her young daughter and elderly mother deep grief and sorrow, and they endured serious hardship making ends meet.

At 8:30 a.m. on March 7, 2012, Houzaimen Police Station political head Huang made a phone call to Ms. Xie's older sister, informing her that Ms. Xie would be released on bail that morning. Ms. Xie's sister came to the police station before 10:00 a.m. Huang told her that she had to wait until the afternoon and added that staff from the Baixia District would also come to the detention center to pick up Ms. Xie.

Ms. Xie's sister waited outside the detention center until 3:00 p.m. She was finally told that Baixia District 610 Office agents had already picked up Ms. Xie from the detention center, and that at 2:30 p.m. they had taken her to a brainwashing center.