Mr. Dong Shengli was in his 30s and worked in Dong'e County, Shandong Province. His long-term diabetes was cured after cultivating in Falun Dafa. He went to Beijing to clarify the truth after July 20, 1999, when the persecution began, but was stopped en route by police. He was inhumanly tortured at the Dong-e County Detention Center, causing his diabetes to return. He was dismissed from his job, and his wife divorced him due to the intense pressure. Mr. Dong was repeatedly harassed, threatened, and subjected to brainwashing. He continued to cultivate firmly and did not want to give up his belief. He died in March 2004.