In December 2000, Mudanjiang City Normal University logistic staff member Wang Jiguo was illegally detained at a forced labor camp. He had been tortured so severely that his entire body was swollen. He suffered from blurry vision and severe liver damage. Wang wasn't released until September 2001. In July 2002, Wang was detained at the detention center again, and after that, he was sentenced to 7-year prison term at Mudanjiang City Jianshanzi Prison. Between June and July 2003, Wang was tortured until he was again on the verge of death. Later on he was released, as the authorities were afraid of taking responsibility should he die in jail. In September Wang died at the age of 40, while serving a 7-year prison sentence, as a result of the torture he received for not renouncing his belief in Falun Dafa.