Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Gu Qingchun, 90, from Yanji City, Jilin Province began practicing Falun Dafa in Spring 1996 when he was 81. He practiced very diligently. After the persecution began on July 20, 1999, lawless officials interfered with his Fa study, arrested his family members who were practitioners, ransacked their homes, and sentenced them to forced labor camps. He suffered tremendously and was very depressed. He declared his withdrawal from the CCP on February 23, 2005, and died on February 28, 2005.