Zhang Faming - 张法明
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Wuzhuang Detention Center in Qichun County
Mr. Zhang Faming was 64 years old and lived at Laojie in Liuhe Town, Qichun County in Hubei Province. He began to cultivate in Falun Dafa on New Year's Day 1996. The arthritis that had bothered him for over ten years was healed after he began to cultivate, and his physical health became excellent. After the government began to suppress Falun Gong on July 20, 1999, Mr. Zhang was arrested. On the night of July 18, 2001, he was taken away and his house was ransacked. That same night, the head of Liuhe Police Station, Luo Zhongsheng, ordered a few policemen to take turns beating and kicking him. They hung him by his handcuffs and interrogated him while they beat him. The next morning his family members went to visit him and found that he was beaten so badly that he could not walk. He had bruises all over his body. Later he was sent to Wuzhuang Detention Center in Qichun County and was held there for eight months. His body became swollen and weak. He was released in March 2002, after the police had extorted 4,000 yuan from him. Due to the severity of the torture he was badly traumatized. This caused him to develop an acute stomach problem on April 3, 2003, and he passed away on April 10.
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