Mr. Gao Chengji, 52, was a retired worker of the Songshu Town Coalmine in Baishan City, Jilin Province. Before he took up the practice of Falun Gong, he suffered a stroke. After he began practicing Falun Gong, he completely recovered. In 2002, he was kidnapped by police from the Songjiang Police Station and sent to the Jiangyuan County Detention Center, where he was beaten so badly that his legs were broken. Later he was sent to Team Five of the Chaoyanggou Labor Camp in Changchun City, Jilin Province. After suffering various tortures at the labor camp for one year, in April 2003, he was carried back home by his son. In May 2003, he passed away.