(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Zhou Qingtian was a retiree from the Shaanxi Province Xi'an City Chang'an District Party Committee. He was illegally sent to Shaanxi Zaozihe Labor Camp in 2002 to be "reeducated through forced labor" for one year. During this period, the police ordered some drug addicts to torture him by piercing his fingers with steel needles.

After he was released from the labor camp, Mr. Zhou was arrested in 2004. In July 2004 he was tortured to death by Xi'an police.

October 27, 2004