Ms. Xie Chengxin Disappears While Husband and Daughter Held in Brainwashing Center
Summary of Key Persecution Facts:
Name: Xie Chengxin (谢成新) Gender: Female Age: Unknown Address: Unknown Occupation : Unknown Date of Most Recent Arrest: December 22, 2012 Most Recent Place of Detention: Xinjin Brainwashing Center (新津洗脑班) City: Chengdu Province: Sichuan Persecution Suffered : Brainwashing, interrogation, and detention Key Persecutors: Yin Shunyao (殷舜尧), Wang Xiuqin (王秀琴 ), Wu Wei (巫伟)
Ms. Xie Chengxin's husband and daughter have been held in the Xinjin Brainwashing Center for close to a year. She went missing after hiring four attorneys to appeal on their behalf. It is suspected that she was arrested.
Ms. Xie Hires Four Attorneys
Ms. Xie had tried repeatedly to secure the release of her husband, Mr. Jiang Zonglin, and her daughter, Ms. Jiang Zhujun, but failed. She then hired four human rights lawyers. On September 16, 2013, she and the lawyers went to the brainwashing center to request their release but were unsuccessful, so they submitted a lawsuit.
Epoch Times Reporter Witnesses Persecution
On September 19, 2013, the day of the Moon Festival, dozens of officials, including officers from the 610 Office, police departments, and the Domestic Security Division, and including officials from the local residential committee, surrounded Ms. Xie's home.
Coincidentally, a reporter from the Epoch Times newspaper arrived to interview her at around 4:00 p.m. that day and witnessed that Ms. Xie's home was surrounded.
Searching Unsuccessfully for Ms. Xie
Ms. Xie's friends and families learned about what had happened from the Epoch Times . They tried to contact her unsuccessfully. They checked her home but no one answered the door. According to the gate guard, she had left a few days before. He did not answer when asked if Ms. Xie had been arrested.
Ms. Xie is now missing. During the past years, her relatives had no contact with her due to the persecution. It is suspected that she was arrested.
Mr. Jiang Persecuted
Ms. Xie's husband, Mr. Jiang Zonglin, was formerly the director of Mingyuan Architecture Research Institute in Chengdu City, Sichuan.
He was held in prison for five years. When he was released on October 15, 2012, officers from the Jinniu District 610 Office transferred him from the prison directly to the Xinjin Brainwashing Center.
Ms. Xie and her daughter visited the brainwashing center to request his release on December 22, 2012. Yin Shunyao, head of the brainwashing center, arrested them. They were then subjected to brainwashing.
Renouncing and Denouncing Falun Gong
Ms. Xie was worried about her daughter, which gave guard Wang Xiuqin the opportunity to put pressure on her to write a statement renouncing Falun Gong. She was told that she could see her daughter once she had renounced the practice. However the persecutors told her repeatedly that she had not fulfilled all requirements and therefore could not see her daughter.
Wang forced her to transcribe materials that defamed Falun Gong and made her sign a statement renouncing Falun Gong on January 15, 2013. She was then forced to become involved in "transforming" her daughter.
Ms. Xie was interrogated in early March 2013 by six people, including Wu Wei from the Jinniu District 610 Office. She was forced to reveal the names of other practitioners. She was finally released after several months of detention.
Parties involved in the persecution: Wu Wei, officer from Jinniu District 610 Office: +86-13808004998, +86-28-87522732 (Home)