Xia Wenzhong, 59, lived in Cheng'an County, Handan City, Hebei Province. On August 31, 2002, he was arrested while attending a local Falun Dafa conference. Policeman Yang Shihua (male) and others brutally beat and shocked him with an electric baton. The physical abuse caused his blood pressure to rise, and symptoms of a stroke appeared. While serving four years in Daming Prison and Shijiazhuang Prison, he wrote a guarantee statement under the severe pressure, and was also forced to defame Master Li. He was rescued before the 2003 Chinese New Year holidays, but he appeared to be disoriented. After studying the Fa and sharing understandings with fellow practitioners, he published a solemn declaration, nullifying the mistakes he made while under the influence of torture and brainwashing. However, he died several days later on March 14, 2005.