Zhan Wei, male, 31 years old, was an employee in Yingcheng City's Postal Bureau. He started to practice Falun Gong in 1996. After his trip to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong around the National Day (October 1, 2001), he was detained in Yingcheng City's No. 1 Detention Center. Mr. Zhan had been on a hunger strike since the beginning of January 2002 to protest this illegal persecution. Not until eight days later, when he was on the verge of death due to severe dehydration, did the detention center authorities send him to a hospital to give him an intravenous drip against his will. Upon seeing that he was dying, the detention center authorities asked his family members to take him back home. On January 23, 2002, three days later after being taken back home, he died at home.