Mr. Xu Yacong was 63 years old. He was a resident of Shaerhure Township, Huolinguole City, Inner Mongolia who started practicing Falun Dafa in 1997. He went to Beijing on September 9, 1999 to tell people that Falun Dafa is righteous. He ended up being detained by the local police for two weeks. Later, his home was searched and he was arrested many times because he clarified the truth about Falun Dafa to people. Local officers frequently harassed him at his home. He passed away on February 7, 2003.