Mr. Dong Jinchang, 60, was a Falun Gong practitioner from Yumin Village, Yushu City, Jilin Province. The local officials arrested him back in September 2002, and savagely beat him at the local police station that day. He lost consciousness several times during the beating, and was later transferred to the Yushu City Detention Center. He frequently suffered brutal tortures at the detention center. He was released only after his physical condition deteriorated severely and the center officials were afraid that they would be held accountable. He never regained his health after returning home, and died around mid-July 2005.