Practitioner Mr. Zhang Kao was in his 70s and lived in Shenzhuang Village, Zhuolu County, Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province. During the 2001 Chinese New Year, he went to Beijing on a bike to validate Dafa. He was held at a police station and tortured. After he returned home, the local authorities fined him 3,000 yuan. They continued to harass Mr. Zhang at home. They took his bankbook listing deposits of over 10,000 yuan. In the fall of 2003, the authorities sent Mr. Zhang to the Zhangjiakou Brainwashing Class. In February 2004, his son was also abducted and sent to the brainwashing class. As a result of the relentless persecution, Mr. Zhang suffered great depression and passed away in March 2004.