Falun Gong practitioner Mr. Xu Tongsen lived in Xujia Village, Huji Town, Huimin County, Shandong Province. He was physically and emotionally healthy. On March 21, 2003, while he was protecting his fellow practitioners, the local police illegally arrested him, ransacked his home and confiscated his Falun Gong books. He was illegally sentenced to 19 months at the Wangcun Forced Labor Camp in Shandong Province. While he was there, he was persecuted with the extension of his working hours, sleep deprivation and forced brainwashing, and he was subjected to so much torture that his life was in serious jeopardy. After many requests from his family members he was released from the camp. A few days later his health deteriorated, and he passed away on April 5, 2005 of the lunar calendar.