Mr. Zhou Wuliang, who was over 50 years old, was a farmer from Xianxi Town, Anhua County. He started to practice Falun Gong before 1998. Mr. Zhou was well liked and respected by the community. In late February of 2001, nearly all of the Falun Dafa practitioners from Anhua County were arrested and taken to the Anhua County Brainwashing Center, where they were illegally imprisoned and persecuted. It was during this period that Mr. Zhou was beaten to death by the police in the brainwashing center.