(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Zhang Yanzhao was a Falun Gong practitioner from Cuijiawopeng Village, Lalin Town, Wuchang City, Heilongjiang Province. Police from Division Seven of Harbin City Public Security Bureau tortured him to death in early April 2002. His daughter, Zhang Dandan, is 15 years old.

Zhang Dandan lived with her grandmother for a while in Houhuangqi Village, Lalin Town, Wuchang City. She has had to drop out of school and discontinue her studies to do odd jobs in order to make a living, since her grandmother is very poor and can't afford to pay for her schooling.

Guan Yinghua is Zhang Dandan's mother. In April 2002, Guan Yinghua asked everywhere about her husband Zhang Yanchao's whereabouts. She was later arrested and detained in Wuchang City Second Detention Center. Then she was illegally sentenced to two years in Wanjia Labor Camp. After she was released on January 17, 2004, Guan Yinghua had to become destitute and homeless to avoid further persecution.

On March 28, 2002, policeman Jia Jiwei from the Hongqi Town Police Station arrested Zhang Yanchao in Houhuangqi Village. Jia Jiwei and his accomplices searched Zhang and robbed him of 2,800 yuan. After beating him and shocking him with electric batons, they sent him to Wuchang City Prison that afternoon. Zhang Yanchao was brutally tortured in prison by a group of people including Chen Shusen and Zhan Zhigang from Wuchang City Public Security Bureau, Huang Zhanshan, Zhu Xianfu, and Fu Xiuchun from Wuchang City "610 Office." As a result of the torture, Zhang Yanchao's left leg was broken and his whole body was covered with wounds and bruises. On March 31, 2002, he was transferred to Division Seven of Harbin City Public Security Bureau. On April 1, the police took Zhang to a room in Division Seven to torture him. There were over 40 instruments of torture in the room. The police used those instruments on him nonstop for 24 hours. According to insiders, Zhang was tortured to death no more than two days after his arrival. His lifeless body was in horrible condition: his internal organs and one of his eyeballs were gone, his lower teeth were all knocked out, and most of his skin was missing.