(Clearwisdom.net) [Note: The following is a shortened version of a more detailed article that appeared on the Minghui.org website (Chinese version of Clearwisdom.net).]

On the evening of June 18, 2006, practitioner Mr. Sha Litian (in his 60s) from Xizhou Village, Douzhangzhuang Township, Wuqing District of Tianjin City, was spray-painting truth-clarification words in Damengzhuang Township and was arrested by police from the Damengzhuang Township Police Station. Afterwards, the police notified the Douzhangzhuang Police Station. On June 19, Mr. Sha Litian was taken to the Wuqing District Detention Center by police from the Douzhangzhuang Police Station and was held there as a criminal. He is currently on a hunger strike to protest the persecution. On the same day, police officers from the Douzhangzhuang Township Police Station climbed over the courtyard wall and ransacked Mr. Sha Litian's home.

After the persecution began on July 20, 1999, Mr. Sha Litian was brutally tortured repeatedly. On January 1, 2003, when he was held in the Jianxin Forced Labor Camp of Tianjin City, the temperature was 15 centigrade below zero (5 degrees Fahrenheit) and it was snowing. All of his clothes were ripped off and he was locked in an iron cage for seven days, with the windows and doors around him opened and an electric fan running. Three to four guards wearing insulated coats used high voltage electric batons to shock him. Later, in the hot summer, he was forced to wear a helmet and was locked in a room with all of the windows and doors closed. He was also deprived of sleep for forty days. When he was on his last breath, the forced labor camp released him to avoid being held responsible if he died.