For firmly refusing to give up his faith in Falun Dafa, Senior Doctor Yang Yongshou from Yingshan County, Nanchong City, Sichuan Province was troubled multiple times by the government's suppression of Falun Dafa. At the end of September 2002, perpetrators from the Yingshan County "610 Office" (1) put Doctor Yang under close surveillance, and withheld his salary. He died while in their custody and as a direct result of the persecution in December 2003.

Dr. Yang Yongshou was an 82-year-old man. He lived in the No.3 Commune of the No.2 Village, Qingshan Township, Yingshan County, Nanchong City, Sichuan Province. He was a medical doctor in the army at the battalion level. After the Ya-an Uprising in December 1949, he retired from the army, and was assigned a job as Hospital Director in the Forestry Hospital in Yingshan County. He retired in 1985 from the hospital. Later on, he saw patients and ran an herbal store on Mozi Street, Yingshan County.

Mr. Yang Yongshou started practicing Falun Dafa in February 1995. In May 2000, he went to Beijing to appeal for and validate that Falun Dafa is something beneficial to society. He was arrested, detained for 15 days, and had 2,000 yuan (2) extorted from him. In January 2001, he was abducted and taken to the county seat, where he was detained for another 15 days. He was abducted for the third time in May 2002, and was detained for another 15 days.

On September 30, 2002, perpetrators from the Yingshan County "610 Office" ordered that Dr. Yang's be moved from living in the county's most developed area to the Central Hospital in Lushui Town, Yingshan County. Here, he was to be put under close monitoring; he was not allowed to walk around freely; he was not allowed to contact others; they withheld all of his retirement pension; and they only paid him 300 yuan a month as a basic living cost. They saw Dr. Yang become very weak, but he still refused to give up his faith. Then they stopped paying his living cost for two months. Under both mental and physical pressure, he died on December 10, 2003 in the hospital. No one took care of his body until three days after he died.

Directly responsible persons in the Central Hospital of Lushui Town, Yingshan County (main phone number: 86-817-8571023):

Central Hospital "610 Office" Director Yang Bin in Lushui Town, Yingshan County, Central Hospital Party Secretary Li Kelai, Central Hospital Director Li Kuide

(1)"610 Office": an agency specifically created to persecute Falun Dafa with absolute power over each level of administration in the Party and all other political and judiciary systems.

(2) yuan: the Chinese currency; the average monthly pay of an urban worker is 500 yuan.