Mr. Zhang Baiyong, 42, was working at a clothing factory in Changyi Town, Weifang City, Shandong Province. In October 1999, the police arrested him for going to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Dafa, and he was brought back to the Dongyuan Police Station in Changyi Town. In the police station, he was brutally beaten. The police extorted thousands of yuan from him. In July 2000, Mr. Zhang went to Beijing to appeal again but the police again arrested him. He was then brought back to the Dongyuan Police Station and handcuffed to a tree. He was persecuted this way under the hot sun in over 100 degree heat for seven to eight hours. Soon, he was compelled to lead a wandering and homeless life in order to avoid being recaptured and further persecuted. He died on March 17, 2005.