Tie Long, of Shao Village, Liu Chun Town, in Dingzhou City, Hebei province, is 15 years old. Before the 16th Communist Party Congress was held last year, he was spreading the Fa to his teacher using a CD and other truth-clarification materials. For this, his schoolteacher reported him. Liuchun Police arrested Tie Long and took him to the town government building, where he was handcuffed to a tree and beaten up by the police until they were tired. They left to take a break, and Tie Long managed to escape using righteous thoughts.

Tie Long was forced to wander around homeless to avoid being persecuted. Officials arrested Tie Long's older brothers, uncles, aunts, all of them, and they were brutally beaten as police attempted to track down young Tie Long. His uncle can't get out of bed because of this, he can't take food properly, nor look after himself.

Young Tie Long made his way to his grandmother's home, but he didn't dare stay there for long. He left in a hurry, as he didn't want to get his grandma into trouble. The police followed him and came to his grandmother's home later. They beat his uncle and aunt badly, then broke into their store and ransacked it. When they asked where they could find Tie Long, his aunt said: "I don't know." The police then took his aunt away to the detention center, and she still hasn't been released. Soon after, they arrested Tie Long. He was detained at the Dingzhou Detention Center.

Before the Chinese New Year, the police released Tie Long's father, and asked him to pay 10,000 Yuan [500 Yuan is the average monthly income for an urban worker in China] to them to release Tielong. Since the persecution of Falun Gong began in 1999, their home has been ransacked several times, and there is little left to give, so Tie Long's father couldn't give them any money, and Tielong wasn't released. Out of a family of four happy members in the past, three of them are now suffering badly in prison.