Mr. Han Qingcai, 62 years old, went to Beijing to appeal in 2001. As a result, he was sentenced to three years in prison and jailed at the Liaozhong County Prison. While in detention, he was severely tortured. On August 8, 2003, he was released to his home only after he was near death. He died on August 19, 2003, eleven days after his return home.