Mr. Wang Xueyao was a 69-year-old retiree of the Harbin New Building Material Company in Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province. He started to practice Falun Gong in July 1998, and all his illnesses were cured. His wife went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong in December 2000 and was arrested. She was held in a detention center for four months. During that time, officers from the local police station and the neighborhood administration office constantly harassed and threatened Mr. Wang, which had a severe negative impact on his health. Mr. Wang passed away on June 9, 2004.