On January 18, 2001, Falun Dafa practitioner Peng Shiqing from Xiangtan City, Hunan Province, was abducted by agents of the Xiangtan City "610 Office."* One winter night, after drenching Peng Shiqing with cold water, he was forced to kneel on the floor for several hours. While he was down, they set one leg of a heavy desk on his foot, a torture that caused him to suffer tremendous pain.

In August 2001, Peng Shiqing walked away from the agents' custody using righteous thoughts, just as the illegal court trial was starting. However, this escape rendered him unable to return to his home, so he was constantly on the run without food or proper clothing.

In March 2002, Peng Shiqing was abducted again. After the first trial, Peng Shiqing was thrown into jail. Following his "interrogation," he was so black and blue from bruises all over his swollen body that he was unrecognizable. In later interrogations, agents of the "610 Office" beat him so badly that they broke one of his legs, which never healed correctly, and caused him to walk with a severe limp. Although it has been a year and a half since his detention, Peng Shiqing's family members have continually been denied visitation.

* "610 Office" is an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems.