During the period of the Chinese Lunar New Year in 2001, the terror spreading "610 Office" [an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Gong, with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems] in Yueyang City, Hunan Province arrested and detained Dafa practitioners without restraint. They locked up practitioners without cause in a detention center. Practitioners then held a hunger strike. When they were being force-fed, a policeman named Li Wenhua gnashed his teeth and yelled frenziedly, "Force in the food until they die!" About two weeks later, Li Wenhua was murdered by a gang member.

In 1999, a prison doctor with the surname of Wan at a detention center in China found out that Dafa practitioner Tang Yongqi was doing the exercises. Tang Yongqi was then handcuffed with heavy shackles for an entire night. Less than a month later, Doctor Wan committed suicide because he was suspected in a corruption case.

In Yidou City of the Hubei Province, Li Cheng, the former board deputy chairman in the General Machine Factory, held extreme animosity towards Dafa and Dafa practitioners. Because he persecuted Dafa to his utmost, he was promoted to board chairman. On the fifth day of 2002 on the lunar calendar, Li Cheng suddenly collapsed and died during a factory party.