Mr. Zhao Zhiyong, 78, lived in Zhaojia Village, Zhangxin Town, Zhaoyuan City, Shandong Province. He quickly recovered from cerebral thrombus after he started practicing Falun Gong. After July 20, 1999, when the persecution began, he was assaulted by the authorities, and his home was ransacked several times. He was frightened, especially since his elder daughter Zhao Yuhong was arrested, jailed and brutally persecuted many times because she practices Falun Gong. Later Ms. Zhao was sentenced to four years in prison. Mr. Zhao suffered physically and mentally, and the cerebral thrombus reappeared. He died in March 2004.