Practitioner Mr. Zhao Xuede, 78 years old, lived in Niuxintai, Benxi City, Liaoning Province. He started practicing Falun Dafa in 1996 and was cured of many illnesses. In December 1999, he went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Dafa, was abducted by the local police and held at the Benxi City Custody Center. After his release, his two daughters went to Beijing to appeal and clarify the truth; they were illegally detained. The persecution devastated Mr. Zhao and he passed away on January 12, 2000.