Mr. Liu Jingyu, 68, was a practitioner from Nianjia Village, Dasanjia Township, Fuyu Town, Songyuan City, Jilin Province. After July 20, 1999, his wife was illegally imprisoned by local police several times, for up to six months, because she practices Falun Gong. His family was fined 2,000 yuan and the family's corn harvest was confiscated as payment for cash fines. At that time, only Liu Jingyu's 80 year-old mother was at home. She knelt and begged the village officials for leniency, yet she was rejected. Liu Jingyu could not take this blow and his hypertension recurred. He died on February 14, 2005.