(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Zhang Weijin, from Qinhuangdao, Hebei Province, has spent the past eight years--since the persecution of Falun Gong began in 1999--mostly in prisons, labor camps, and brainwashing centers. The long term psychological and inhumane physical torture exceeded the limits of his endurance.

According to his 80-year-old mother, after Mr. .Zhang returned home from prison, he was constantly harassed. Later, he was again taken to a brainwashing center. He was so badly persecuted that he began to become mentally disordered and vomited very often, almost every time that he ate. He could not sleep at night and often shouted. According to sources, he traveled to Beijing recently and was arrested by police from the Changli Public Security Bureau on December 17 and taken to Xinjie Police Station. However, for some unknown reason, Mr. Zhang returned home at around 2:00 a.m. that night to look for some clothing. The next morning, on December 18, he left, and his whereabouts are currently unknown.

Mr. Zhang has been subjected to more than eight years of persecution. Not only did the Changli Cultural Bureau prohibit him from going to work, they refused to give him any compensation. He had to be taken care of by his elderly mother.