Mr. Gong Jinyin, 58, lived in Qianfo Town, Jingyan County, Sichuan Province. In January 2001, Gong went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Dafa. As a result, he was arrested and sentenced to two and a half years of forced labor without proper legal trials. On February 2, 2001, the local police took Gong Jinyin to the Xinhua Forced Labor Camp in Mianyang, where he was brutally beaten. A prisoner named Ruan Hong was directed to carry out the torture. This man repeatedly stabbed Gong's thigh with sharpened bamboo sticks, causing permanent damage to his leg. Despite the fact that these actions are illegal, the camp officer on duty simply turned a blind eye to the whole affair. In June 2002, Gong was released to go home, but he died on February 8, 2003 of poor health induced by torture he suffered while in detention.