Mr. Song Shijie, 56 years old, was a retired employee from Siping City Art League in Jilin Province. He had been practicing Falun Dafa for many years and he was very healthy and strong. At around 10:00 p.m. on May 12, 2003, he was arrested at his home by Tiexi Police Officers in Siping City. Two days later, Mr. Song's family was informed that he was dead.