Dafa practitioner Mr. Cao Yuqiang was in his 40s and lived in Shanqian Village, Xudatun Town, Pulandian City, Liaoning Province. He suffered cruel persecution ever since July 20, 1999, when Jiang's group began persecuting Falun Gong. Mr. Cao was detained numerous times and savagely tortured. On January 26, 2003, police officers from Pulandian City Railroad Police Station arrested and sent him to Fengsong Police Station, and later to a detention center. Cao Yuqiang firmly resisted the persecution while at the detention center and held a 95-day hunger strike before he was unconditionally released. Sadly though, the tortures had severely injured him. He passed away at home at 6:00 p.m. on April 8, 2004, within one year after his release.