Gu Chenghai, male, 46, was a resident of Xiahuayuan County, Hebei Province. He began to practice Falun Gong in 1996. Because he bravely validated Dafa amidst the persecution of Falun Gong, he was arrested and thrown into jail. While in detention, he was subjected to various kinds of torture.

Seeing that he was on the verge of death due to the torture, the police released him. By the time of his release, Gu had lost the capability to move around and function normally by himself. His face was burned. His back and legs were covered with numerous wounds and bruises. His left leg was broken. His foot was burned by hot pitch and was swollen.

Gu Chenghai died soon after his release, due to freezing weather and lack of medical care.