Mr. Wang Qingzhou, 57 years old, lived in Laigou Village, Xunshan Town in Rongcheng, Weihai City, Shandong Province. He began practicing Falun Gong in 1997 and went to the local government to clarify the truth after the persecution of Falun Gong began in 1999. He was detained in a custody center and a brainwashing class. In January 2003 he was again arrested and sent to the brainwashing class. Mr. Wang was later sent to a detention center where he was tortured before being released in May 2003 [Chinese lunar calendar]. Mr. Wang Qingzhou passed away three months later.