The police from the Security Department in Daqing illegally arrested Mr. Zuo Guoqing on the night of May 7, 2003. They also confiscated a desktop computer, laptop and personal savings from Mr. Zuo's home.

The Security Department then detained Mr. Zuo. About ten days later he was tortured severely. A policeman took him to the People's Hospital in Daqing City for an examination and returned him to the Security Department again afterwards. After that, Mr. Zuo was secretly sent to the Suihua Forced Labor Camp in Heilongjiang province, a place notorious for the severe persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. Mr. Zuo's health has deteriorated as a result of the abuse that he has suffered.