Mr. Zhang Zhonglu, 60, a resident of Niuwangmiao, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, had suffered with a stomach flu for decades, but quickly regained his health after beginning the practice of Falun Gong in 1997. He spread Dafa in the tea shop that he managed, and played videos of lectures by the founder of Falun Gong for fellow practitioners on his only TV. Since the beginning of the persecution, on July 20, 1999, the evil staff members of the 610 Office threatened, monitored and attempted to brainwash Mr. Zhang. As a result of the illegal harassment and threats by the neighborhood committee, street office and police station, Mr. Zhang passed away in December 2004.