Mr. Liu Jingyong, 59, was a Falun Gong practitioner in the Liuchen Administrative Village, Fengtang Town, Huaiyang County, Henan Province. He was a former agriculture technician in Fengtang Town. Because he practiced Falun Gong, in 2001 local officials repeatedly searched his house without a warrant, confiscated his property, and extorted a lot of money from him in fines. His wife was illegally detained in prison at that time. When she was released, she couldn't go back home, fearing further persecution because their house was illegally searched, and they decided to live outside in a kale field. As the local policemen always harassed them, they then decided to live in a farmland of flowers. Nevertheless, the local policemen repeatedly found and arrested them, so to avoid recapture, they had to become homeless and go from place to place. Since Mr. Liu suffered greatly from the intense psychological stress, he passed away on January 16, 2002.