Practitioner Mr. Wang Xinlu, 63 years old, lived in Huanggang City, Hubei Province. He started the practice in 1996 and was cured of a stroke. After the persecution began, the authorities often harassed him at home and didn't allow him to do the exercises. In 2001, his wife was arrested for clarifying the truth in public. She was sent to do two years of forced labor. During this time the police officers ransacked his home and his work unit cut off his salary. He suffered tremendously and had a relapse of his old illness. He died on May 2, 2001.