Mr. Guo Xiaoyan was a retired employee of Paizhou Supplies and Sales, Jiayu County, Hubei Province. After starting the practice of Falun Gong in December 1997, he no longer suffered from strokes as he had before and his health problems disappeared without his taking medication. In October 1999, Mr. Guo went to Beijing to validate the Fa, but was arrested and illegally fined 300 yuan before being sent home. Zhao Shouhuai from the Security Department of the county government and a group of others ransacked Mr. Guo's home on October 17, 2002, and started to constantly harass and threaten him at home. Mr. Guo was so severely affected by this form of persecution that the psychological torment led to his declining physical health. He died on October 27, 2003.