Handan City in Hebei Province is a place where the persecution against Falun Gong practitioners is taking a heavy toll. In some large residential areas, residents have been divided into groups of 10 households where the group leader is in charge of keeping an eye on the residents. There would be great danger to all if a practitioner were exposed, so when residents receive materials which clarify the facts about Falun Dafa, they dare not even take a look.

On June 2nd, 2003 at the Wangwang Internet Café on Lingxi Street, Police Agents Zheng Junqi, Chen Zhiping with the Guangming Bridge Police Station of the Congan Public Security Sub-Bureau arrested a Falun Gong practitioner from another province. The practitioner refused to answer any questions, protesting the illegal persecution, and was severely tortured by police agents. On June 3rd, the practitioner was brutally beaten and was carried to the Handan No. 1 Jail. The practitioner was thrown onto the ground and had to remain there for the whole day and night (other sources say for 3 days and nights). Later, prison guards ordered inmates to torture and force-feed the practitioner. The current state of this practitioner is unknown.

It was reported that in 2002 before the 16th Party Congress and before the national "2003 Two Conferences" [referring to the "National People's Congress (NPC)" and the "Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC)"], Handan City Police Agents fined, detained and arrested Falun Gong practitioners, searched their homes, threw practitioners into labor camps, etc. They even took away practitioner's money, deposit certificates, as well as money for electricity and natural gas. When family members tried to recover the money back, they denied that they had even taken it.