(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Zhang Baiyong was born in 1965. He lived in a residential building of Changyi City Mills Factory in the Weifang District, Shandong Province. His wife worked in the City Embroidering Factory. They had a 13-year-old son. Mr. Zhang started to cultivate Falun Dafa in 1997. He went to Beijing to appeal for Dafa in October 1999 and was "illegally arrested." He was handcuffed and escorted back to Changyi City in the Weifang District, where he was illegally detained for several months. He was brutally beaten in the Dongyuan Police Station in Changyi. The police fined him and extorted thousands of yuan from him.

Mr. Zhang went to Beijing to "clarify truth" for the second time in July 2000 and was arrested. Police from the Changyi Police Department escorted him from Beijing and detained him in the Dongyuan Police Station. They handcuffed him to a tree and exposed him to the broiling sun for seven to eight hours when the temperature was as high as 38ºC (100ºF).

Mr. Zhang Baiyong was arrested several times for distributing truth-clarification materials. During his detention, he suffered all kinds of torture. In the winter, the police handcuffed him outdoors and poured cold water on him. In the summer, the police put him in a public marketplace and exposed him to the hot sun. The police hired a local vagabond to beat him mercilessly with a two-inch thick club until the club broke. When he was illegally detained in Weifang, he personally witnessed the police beat a young male practitioner to death.

After Mr. Zhang was arrested the last time in 2003, he held a hunger strike for nine days before he was released. After he returned home in 2003, he felt alarmed and anxious because of the persecution. He dared not stay at home and was forced to live like a nomad to avoid being re-arrested. In 2004, he had the symptoms of black adenoma cancer. He died at Changyi City Hospital on March 17, 2005.

August 30, 2005