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.)
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
Mr. Zhou Deyong is a senior geological engineer in Shandong Province. More updates on the way.
Mrs. You Ling, wife of Zhou Deyong, is a Florida resident. Both her and her son on the Chinese Communist Party’s blacklist due to their active participation in events exposing the persecution of Falun Gong in the United States.
Mr. Zhou You, son of Zhou Deyong, is a software engineer and Youtuber in the United States. He has traveled from Florida to Washington D.C. and New York to raise awareness about his family’s plight and request for his father’s release.
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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