Practitioner Ms. Zhang Zie, 49, used to reside in the Zhuangkexiaoqu Area of Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province. She started to practice Falun Dafa in 1997 and experienced significant benefits, both physically and mentally. On October 17, 1999, she went to Beijing with seven other practitioners to appeal for Dafa. They were arrested in Tiananmen Square. Early on the morning of October 19, they were sent to the North Shengli Street Police Station. Policeman Zheng Qihong ordered members of the United Security Team to tie the eight practitioners to poles and trees and threaten them with whips and electric batons. During that period, practitioners were not allowed to eat, sleep or use the restroom. Under the brutal persecution, Zhang Zie passed away in March 2002.