Mr. Chen Tingfa, 60, was from Houshantun, Zhenxing Brigade, Zhaoyang Village, Zhaozhou County, Daqing City in Heilongjiang Province. He went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong after the persecution started in 1999. He was abducted and detained in the local county detention center for more than one month, followed by forced attendance in a brainwashing class organized by the county government. Even though he and his wife were released, his son and daughter-in-law were both sentenced to forced labor camps, and they were constantly harassed by the guards. Their home was ransacked and they were forced to pay a fine. Under such overwhelming pressure his previous illness recurred, and he died on February 25, 2001.