Zhang Tao was a fifty-year-old male Dafa practitioner who lived in Shuangcheng City, Heilongjiang Province. He was illegally detained at the Changlinzi Forced Labor Camp many times for appealing on behalf of Falun Dafa. In July 2002, Zhang Tao held a hunger strike in the forced labor camp to protest the persecution and was force-fed an unknown drug, which caused vomiting and diarrhea. Zhang Tao also experienced a severe rise in body temperature. Even under such circumstances, Zhang Tao was still sent to a solitary compartment, where he was handcuffed and hung up in the air until he lost consciousness. He was then finally sent to the Wanjia Hospital. Zhang Tao passed away the next day.