Mr. Chen Duo, 54, a Dafa practitioner from Shantou City, Guangdong Province, was kidnapped by officers of the Jinsha Police Station on May 15, 2003. On May 26, he was sent to the Shantou City Detention Center, where he was brutally beaten on numerous occasions. Chen Duo went on a hunger strike to protest his illegal detention, and the police reacted with even more brutal torture. He passed out three times from the vicious beating and was sent to the hospital for emergency treatment. On June 5, realizing that he was dying, the police hurriedly asked his family to take him home. On June 9, Chen Duo passed away due to the severe injuries.