Shen Deming, a Falun Dafa practitioner from Xiantao City, Hubei Province, was arrested while distributing Falun Dafa truth-clarifying materials in Shenzhen City, where he was working temporarily. He was then detained for six months in the Jiujiechun Detention Center. Due to the severity of the torture, he suffered a mental breakdown. On September 8,2001, Shen Deming passed away.