Mr. Hu Yihai was 64 years old, a Falun Dafa practitioner in Xiyu Team, Yanglin Town, Hanchuan City, Hubei Province. He was abducted by authorities from the Hanchuan City "610 Office" in January 2001 for destroying a banner slandering Falun Dafa. Mr. Hu was sent to Hanchuan City No.2 Detention Center where he was confined in hand cuffs and ankle shackles. He was released in February, 2002 when he was tortured to the brink of death. Mr. Hu was both mentally and physically tortured to extreme. He died in March 2004.