Mr. Zhang Lei, 23, was an employee of a computer company in Datong City, Shanxi Province. He started Falun Dafa cultivation in 1996. The police found him making truth-clarification materials in November 2000, and he was forced to become homeless for a long time to avoid being persecuted. On November 9, 2001, he was arrested and detained by police officers in Datong City. For several days, he was forced to sleep on the cold concrete floor after police officers stripped him naked. In the detention center, he had to share a cell with criminal offenders, and the police ordered the inmates to insult and beat him. The inmates poked his body with sharpened toothbrush handles. Zhang Lei was tortured for 10 months, and both his body and mind were seriously traumatized. In August 2002, he was released, but he suffered from many ailments. He died in February 2004.