(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Wang Xinbo from Zhangdian District, Zibo City, Shandong Province was illegally sentenced to 13 years in prison. He was released before the 2006 Chinese New Year, at the brink of death. He passed away on February 10, 2006. The following is his story:

Wang Xinbo was 48 years old and had worked at the Zhangdian District Tobacco Company in Zibo City, Shandong Province. Before he started practicing Dafa in 1997, he was critically ill but became healthy through Fa study and exercises. After July 20, 1999 he went to Beijing many times to appeal for Falun Dafa and clarify the truth, and he did Dafa exercises in front of his home. He was illegally detained and sent to labor camps several times.

On October 15, 2000, the local police ransacked his home, arrested him and took him to a detention center. In 2001 he was sentenced to three years of forced labor for delivering "truth clarification" materials but was later released on medical parole and was further persecuted. He lived in exile to avoid illegal arrest.

In 2003 he was arrested while making truth clarification materials. The Zhangjiadian District Court in Zibo City sentenced him to 13 years in prison and he was savagely tortured at the Shandong Province Prison.

In October 2005 the brutal captors deprived him of sleep for four days and four nights in order to "reform" him [force him give up his belief]. More than ten abusers took turns beating him. In order to resist the persecution, Wang Xinbo didn't eat or drink for four days. When he lost consciousness and showed signs of whole-body edema, the captors sent him to a police cadre hospital. After the swelling subsided and he had recovered slightly, the hospital gave him three injections of unknown drugs against his will. They sent him home before the 2006 Chinese New Year.

Soon after Wang Xinbo went home, his stomach and legs became extremely swollen and his whole body ached terribly. A hospital diagnosis revealed internal organ damage. Blood drawn from his abdomen was dark purple. He passed away on February 10, 2006.

During the New Year, Zhangdian District 610 Office agents distributed small posters in the Zhangdian District/Zibo neighborhoods, announcing rewards for the capture of Falun Dafa practitioners. The posters stated that those who expose, report and provide clues to Falun Dafa practitioners' identity and whereabouts would be rewarded with between 500 yuan and 2,000 yuan. The district report hotline is the same as for the 110 emergency response. The name of the brainwashing center is the District People's Health Education Training Center.