Mr. Wei Shukao, 48, was a resident of Zhuanghuotou Village, Mucun Town, Shenzhou City, Hebei Province. Before the persecution started, there was a practice site at Mr. Wei's home, where over 20 practitioners practiced together. After July 20, 1999, Mr. Wei went to Beijing to validate Falun Dafa. He was arrested on his way to Beijing and escorted back to his hometown by the authorities. The local township 610 Office staff, including Wang Daguang and his followers, extorted 500 yuan from Mr. Wei. Later, police from the city and town police stations went to his home and harassed him many times. Under the pressure, Mr. Wei wrote a guarantee statement against his will, promising not to practice Falun Gong. Mr. Wei deeply regretted writing the statement against his conscience and suffered a great deal mentally. He died from liver cancer in February 2003.