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

Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Zhang Lingde from Jiamusi City is 69 years old. The Chinese Communist regime has persecuted her for a long time.

Ms. Zhang Lingde went to the Jiamusi City Appeals Bureau to appeal for Falun Gong in September 1999. She was illegally arrested and detained for 33 days. The persecutors extorted 4,000 yuan in cash from her. Her family paid another 2,000 yuan for her release.

Zhang Lingde was tricked into going to the police station in March 2000 and was once again held at a detention center for 15 days. Ms. Zhang protested the detention and was force-fed.

Officers from the Qiaonan Police Station frequently harassed Zhang Lingde and sent her to the detention center several times and ransacked her home many times. Eventually the persecutors sentenced Zhang Lingde to one year of forced labor in October 2000 for going to Beijing to appeal, but they did not stop there with their harassment.

Many police officers from the Shunhe Street Police Station went to another practitioner’s home in December 2002 and tricked Zhang Lingde via phone to come to the practitioner’s home, where they arrested her. They sentenced her to three years of forced labor. Ms. Zhang was brutally tortured at the labor camp, particularly with a method called "Da-Bei-Kao." [One hand is pulled over the shoulder to the back, the other hand is twisted behind the back near the waist. The hands are handcuffed together and a bottle or board is inserted between the arms and back, which tightens the handcuffs against the skin and causes bleeding. This torture causes intense pain.] They further persecuted her by shocking her with electric batons, forcing her to sit on a small, ridged stool, holding her in solitary confinement and extending her sentence.