Xie Deqing - 谢德清

Chinese name:
Chengdu City
senior engineer/Chengdu Hydroelectric Investigation and Design Institute
Date of Death:
Date of Most Recent Arrest:
Most recent place of detention:
Xinjin Brainwashing Center in Chengdu City
Case Description:

Mr. Xie Deqing, 69, lived at East Qingjiang Road No. 188 in Chengdu City. He retired from his position at the Chengdu Hydroelectric Investigation and Design Institute (CHIDI) due to illness. His wife Yu Qinfang, 67, is also a retiree from the CHIDI. They were cured of all illnesses through Falun Gong practice in 1996 and became physically and mentally healthy.The Gaoxin District Court in Chengdu City put practitioner Chen Changyuan on trial on April 29, 2009. Xie Deqing and his wife tried to sit in the audience in support of Mr. Chen but were illegally arrested. Participating in the arrest were Fang Guofu and other officials from CHIDI, its Security Division, Funan Street Administrative Committee and Funan Police Station. Xie Deqing was taken to the "Chengdu Legal Education Center," also called the Xinjin Brainwashing Center, where he was held for about 20 days and severely abused during this time.

Mr. Xie changed from a robustly healthy, fit person into an emaciated, incontinent human being, unable to eat. He experiences severe chest pain. Officials Yin Decai, Bao Xiaomu and Wang Hongqiang laced his food and water with toxic substances. When Xie Deqing's condition became serious, they ordered Fang Guofu and other officials to take him home the evening of May 23, 2009.

Xie Deqing was in a coma for most of the next four days. He experienced excruciating chest pain when he came to and tried to turn over in bed. He died at 10:15 p.m. on May 27, 2009.