Since July 19, 1999, Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Xia Wei and his wife Deng Zhongqin from Yuehe Village, Laochi Township, Suining City, Sichuan Province have been cruelly persecuted by Jiang's group because they persisted in their practice of Dafa. On July 19, 2000, Xia Wei was abducted by the police and beaten unconscious. Since then, he has suffered with symptoms such as frequently vomiting blood, chest pain and dizziness. Under the long period of persecution and harassment, he died on November 12, 2001.