Mr. Zhao Yupu was 71 years old, a retired employee of Qituan Store, Zhaoguang Farm, Bei'an City, Heilongjiang Province. He started practicing Falun Dafa in 1997. All his diseases went away, and his family was very happy.

In May 2001, police officer Gong Xiaodong, along with others from the Zhaoguang Farm Police Station, arrested Mr. Zhao, ransacked his home, took away his Falun Dafa books, and sentenced him to 2 years in prison. They also extorted seven thousand yuan from him and stole many of his valuable belongings. Because of his advanced age, he was released on parole, but Mr. Zhao died on June 10, 2004 as a result of the constant police harassment.