Practitioner Mr. Zou Dekui, 59 years old, lived in Maozuo Village, Tengjia Town, Rongcheng City, Shandong Province. He lived with his mother-in-law in a village in Yandun, Laoshan Town. After July 20, 1999, he persisted in his belief and upheld Dafa. Perpetrators from the Rongcheng City Police Department arrested and sent him to a brainwashing class. He was later reported when making truth clarification materials. Mr. Zou was sentenced to three years of forced labor and released on medical parole in the spring of 2003. He was savagely tortured at the labor camp, at the Rongcheng Detention Center and at the brainwashing center. His toenails were torn off, and he suffered a nervous breakdown. He left home on June 14, 2003, and his body was found on June 18. His brother Zou Dejian, a worker at the city car parts factory, identified his body.