On March 16th, 2002, inside news was received from Changchun City that one male Falun Dafa practitioner (around 30 years old, an employee of the Merchant's Bank) was beaten to death. The Jincheng Police Subdivision's Criminal Brigade committed this atrocity because this practitioner had resisted the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners, which has intensified since Falun Dafa practitioners broadcasted Falun Gong programs through cable television in Changchun on March 5, 2002. The insider said that this Falun Dafa practitioner had many severe wounds on his body and that many of his internal organs had ruptured, indicating severe torture.