Falun Dafa practitioner Yang Yanhai, male, 62, was an associate professor at the Chongqing Social Work Vocational College. Both he and his wife became practitioners in February 1997. During the winter break of 2000, Yanhai went to Beijing to clarify the truth and validate Falun Dafa. After that, the police frequently broke into his home. Far worse, his wife, Zhang Luyuan, was arrested many times and imprisoned at Chongqing Maojiashan Female Forced Labor Camp.

There, she was subjected to brainwashing sessions and other brutal tactics.

The authorities have constantly harassed Yang's family, and the emotional anguish they had to endure is hard for most to imagine. Yang Yanhai was persecuted to death on January 4, 2004. His last words on that day were, "Teacher is good, Dafa is good, and Truth, Compassion and Forbearance are good."