Mr. Wang Yanmin, 63 years old, was a resident of Jiujizhuang Village in Longmeng Township, Laishui County, Hebei Province. He started to practice Falun Gong in 1998. After July 20, 1999, when the persecution of Falun Gong started, police came to his residence to harass him many times. He was forcibly sent to brainwashing classes, extorted out of money, threatened, and subjected to other forms of persecution. In 2001 he was forced to go from place to place to avoid further persecution. In 2002 he became blind in both eyes. The police, however, continued to come to his residence frequently to harass and threaten him. Wang Yanmin passed away on January 9, 2004.