Mr. Wang Shuying was a 73-year-old retired official in Changyi City, Shandong Province. After July 20, 1999, the persecutors illegally detained him many times and extorted several thousand yuan from him. The police frequently went to his home and harassed him, even after he had been nearly blinded as a result of the abuse he suffered in the persecution. The persecutors also assigned some thugs to monitor Mr. Wang for prolonged periods. After his final detention, the old man's health condition deteriorated, and he had difficulty eating. The chief of the local police station and the village Party secretary went to harass him even on December 23, 2001 (a holiday on the Chinese Lunar Calendar). Filled with sorrow and indignation, the old man could not bear the threats any more. He was bedridden from that point on, and could neither eat nor drink. He died on February 22, 2002.