Mr. Wang Xiaoshan, 59, was a resident of Louzhangzi Township, Qinglong County, Hebei Province. The police illegally arrested him at his home in November 2000. He was detained at the Qinglong Detention Center for 202 days, during which time he was tortured in various ways. In October 2002, Mr. Wang was arrested again. After seven months of torture at the Qinglong Detention Center, he was illegally sent to the Hehuakeng Forced Labor Camp in Tangshan City, Hebei Province. In early 2005, Mr. Wang experienced heart failure from the horrifying abuse he suffered, and was released on medical parole on February 6, 2005. Later, he was arrested again, and was released only after paying a 1,000 yuan fine. For an impoverished family that has endured persecution for many years, 1,000 yuan was a large amount of money. Wang Xiaoshan passed away on March 27, 2005.