Dafa practitioner Mr. Li Zhen was 52 years old. He had worked as an economist for Xiangtan City Science and Technology Committee Equipment Company. Mr. Zhen had lived in the Yuhu Workers Community and had begun practicing Dafa in 1997. In February 2000, he went to Beijing to validate Dafa. Later in the month, he was abducted and beaten by agents from Xiangtan City National Security Bureau, who illegally sentenced him to two years of forced labor. When the Xinkaipu Forced Labor Camp in Hunan Province refused to accept him because of his poor physical condition, his family paid 3,000 Yuan for him to receive medical parole. He passed away at 9:00 a.m. on May 26, 2004.