Dafa practitioner Zhao Dexiu, a retired cadre of the post office in Xinyang City, Henan Province, was tortured to death in 2002. Because he firmly upheld his belief in "Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance," Mr. Zhao was arrested and subjected to inhumane torture by the city police department. As a result of the relentless torment, he became mentally retarded.
Under the pressure from local authorities, Mr. Zhao's family dared not disclose any information about his death. The exact time when he passed away is not known yet.