Liu Jie, a 35 year-old Falun Gong practitioner, was a teacher at the Datian Middle School in Xihu County, Fuyang City, Anhui Province. In October 2003, after being detained for over one year, he was taken to the hospital where he became comatose. The "610 Office" (1) and the detention center of Fuyang City were callous regarding Liu Jie's condition. To avoid implication, they stationed plainclothes police outside the hospital and monitored all movements. After five months of suffering, Liu Jie passed away in March 2004.