Mr. Qi Guorong was an 81-year old resident of Xiaoqijia Village, Xiaoqijia Town, Liaoyang City, Liaoning Province. His entire family practiced Falun Gong. After July 20, 1999, the persecutors broke into and ransacked his home repeatedly. They also arrested, harassed, and abused the entire family. In late 2001, two of his sons and one daughter in law were arrested at home and sentenced to 18 months of forced labor. The elderly man was deeply affected by the suffering of his family and by being separated from his sons. He suffered many hardships as a result of their being away. As a result, Mr. Qi died in April of 2002 due to the prolonged harassment and mental torture.