Falun Dafa practitioner Zuo Zhigang, a 33 year-old male, worked at a [privately-owned] computer company located on Zhongshan Street, in Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province.

On May 30, 2001, criminal police from the Public Security Bureau of Shijiazhuang City and the "610" Office [an office that specifically deals with the Falun Gong issue] suddenly appeared at his workplace and illegally took him to the Qiaoxi District Police Station in Shijiazhuang. Later, the police interrogated Zuo Zhigang, using various means of torture, and he was beaten to death on the same day.