Husband of You Ling

MR. ZHOU DEYONG, a senior geological engineer in Shandong Province, was arrested in a police sweep with 10 other Falun Gong practitioners and their family members on April 23, 2021. He has since been held at the Binhai Detention Center.

(Photo: Zhou Deyong and his wife, You Ling, in Arizona on vacation, January 2020. Zhou’s wife and son currently reside in Florida.)

Latest update: Zhou’s son, Zhou You, speaks at a congressional panel in Washington, D.C. to call for his father’s release on May 23, 2023. (His speech begins at 03:35 and ends at 08:45.)

Case Summary

Zhou Deyong / 周德勇 – Gender: Male

Current status: Sentenced to 8 years on April 22, 2023.

Reason for Detention: Possessing Falun Gong books and materials

Past Detentions: Unknown. Reports of torture between 2021-present, resulting in full mouth teeth loss and a variety of other health issues.

Current location: Binhai Detention Center, Shandong Province

U.S. Family Residence: Wife and son in Florida

Take Action

Send an encouraging letter directly to father and husband Zhou Deyong

People who have survived Chinese prisons and escaped to the U.S. attest to the enormous difference it can make to hear from the outside world directly. It lifts the spirits of those wrongfully detained, and shocks local officials, making them wary of participating further in persecution.

You can send cards directly to Mr. Zhou Deyong to this address:

Binhai Detention Center
Niu Si Road, Niu Zhuang Town, Dongying District, Dongying City, Shandong Province