Mr. Liu Yan was born in 1969 and a Dafa practitioner from Qing'an County, Heilongjiang Province. He was laid off from a hardware company and later operated a small store as a private business. After July 20, 1999, due to long term detention, hunger strikes, brutal torture and inhuman treatment, Liu Yan's health was severely damaged. After he was released from the Suihua Forced Labor Camp and treated in the hospital for several months, he finally passed away due to severe injuries from the persecution on July 21, 2002.