Mr. Song Youhai, 65, was a retired official at the Ming Cheng Financial Department of Panshi City, Jilin Province. He recovered from liver cancer by practicing Falun Dafa. When the persecution started on July 20, 1999, Mr. Song went to the provincial government in Changchun City to appeal for Falun Gong, but was arrested and transferred to a local detention center where he was maltreated and threatened. After Mr. Song was released, the police frequently harassed him at home. As he was under constant pressure by the police, he developed anxiety and fear, which led to the relapse of his old disease. He died on May 11, 2000.