Mr. Zhang Nianjie, 50 years old, was from Beikuo Village in Shenzhou City, Hebei Province. He was arrested by the police at his home and taken to the police station for persecution in 2000. He was sentenced to a year and a half of forced labor. While detained in Shijiazhuang Forced Labor Camp, the police brainwashed Mr. Zhang and tied him up for torture. He died soon after he was released from the labor camp.