(Clearwisdom.net) It has now been confirmed that Mr. Xu Zhicheng, a practitioner in his 40s from Nanshan Mine General Affairs in Hegang City, Heilongjiang Province, was arrested on September 26, 2005. He was unconstitutionally detained for three days and sent to Hegang City Second Detention Center, where he was persecuted to death on October 2.

Mr. Xu Zhicheng's body is being kept in the Dissection Room in the Second Detention Center. His face and body have many areas of apparent injury. His nose and lips were stained with blood, and there were blood-spattered wounds on his body.

The police destroyed the cameras belonging to Mr. Xu's family members when they tried to take photos for evidence. Mr. Xu's family refused to cremate him and is appealing.

Since September 7, the police have arrested over 50 practitioners from Hegang City. They have detained over 20 practitioners in the Second Detention Center. Yang Yongying and a few other practitioners detained in the First Detention Center are in critical condition.