Xiao Yongzhen - 肖永珍

Chinese name:
Nanyang City
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
Shangzhuang Detention Center in Nanyang City
Case Description:
Mrs. Xiao Yongzhen was sixty-three years old. She was employed by the financial department of Nanyang City Central Hospital, Henan Province. Shortly after she started to practice Falun Dafa in1997, her heart disease and other illnesses vanished. Since July 20, 1999, the Beijing Police Station, the security department from Nanyang Wangcheng district, and the security department from Nanyang Wolong district have detained her numerous times, sentencing her to labor camp (she was rejected by the labor camp due to her health problems), extorted money from her, raided her house and confiscated her properties. All of this occurred because of her appealing for Falun Dafa and clarifying the truth. Her workplace also stopped her salary. She was arrested in November 2003 and was held in the Shangzhuang Detention Center of Nanyang City for over five months. The police did not release her to the hospital until she developed a high fever and succumbed to a coma. After endless harassment Mrs. Xiao Yongzhen died in Center Hospital in October 2004. She had been steadfast in her beliefs in Master and Dafa, never compromising or giving in to the evil. She had been in and out of the detention center at least five times.