Practitioner Mr. Huo Hongen, 69, lived in Qingyuan County, Hebei Province. He was freed from all illnesses after he started practicing Dafa in 1995. In late 2000, officers from the county Comprehensive Administration Office arrested and savagely beat him, and held him for 17 days. They extorted 4,000 yuan from him. After he returned home the persecutors often harassed him, ransacked his home, and intimidated him in the middle of the night. On September 25, 2004 a group of police officers went to harass him. He suffered a brain hemorrhage on September 26 and he passed away on November 27, 2004.