Practitioner Mr. Chen Linfa, 67, was a retired official from the Taxinan Petroleum Supply Base Co. in Xinjiang Autonomous Region. His numerous illnesses disappeared after he began Falun Dafa practice. His wife went to Beijing to appeal in early 2000 and was illegally arrested. She was arrested for the second time later in the year. In July 2001, his wife was illegally sentenced to three-and-half years in prison. The perpetrators from the Taxinan Petroleum Supply Base Company Police Department often harassed him and ransacked his home. They took Dafa books and other Dafa related materials. The police also threatened and interrogated him. He showed symptoms of a sudden illness on January 10, 2002, and died soon afterwards.