Dafa practitioner Mr. Zhang Xuewen from Fangtai Town, Hulan County, Heilongjiang Province was abducted several times and illegally detained because he persisted in his belief of Falun Dafa. In April 2003, Zhang Xuewen was detained at the county detention center. The doctor and guards there force-fed him with boiling water. Following these force-feedings, he had blood in his stool for several days. In early August 2003, Zhang Xuewen was transferred to the Hulan Prison in Harbin City. Mr. Zhang died in this prison on the morning of August 8, 2003.