Mr. Liu Xiaozhao, 35 years old, was a resident of Sanshan Village, Xinzhuang Town, Laiwu City, Shandong Province. On July 20, 1999, he went to Beijing to appeal to the government to stop the persecution. On the way there people from Jinan City led by Hou Qingsan and others from the Xinzhuang Town police station stopped him. After that, they often came to his home to harass and threaten him. In the winter of 2000, over 10 people broke into his home, arrested him and sent him to the Wulai City Detention Center. He went on a hunger strike to protest this detention. In March 2001, he passed away because of the persecution.