Mr. Yang Wenhua, in his 50's, was from Xiliu Village, Xiliu Town, Haicheng City, Liaoning Province. In 2000, he went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong. He was arrested on his way to the city of Tianjin. After he went back home, his home was ransacked and his belongings confiscated. Officials of the local 610 Office, staff from the village administration and police frequently harassed him. In 2001, when the Correction House of Anshan City held a brainwashing session, they forced him to take part in it. Because his health had deteriorated, the police forced his son (not a practitioner) to be brainwashed. Because he suffered such physical and mental pressure, he was diagnosed with cancer and passed away on January 1, 2003.