Mr. Xiao Yanglong, a former teacher of the Dongxiang Town Middle School, Pingtan County, Fujian Province, had been persisting in practicing Falun Dafa. He also taught more than 10 of his students to learn Falun Gong and passed on Dafa books and materials to other students in the school. He wrote letters to government leaders to explain the real situation of Falun Gong and demanded fair treatment of those who practice Falun Gong and are true practitioners. He firmly believed in Dafa and was preparing to go to Beijing to validate Dafa. Enforcers from the local police station and People's Court detained him and sentenced him to 4 years in prison. After July 2000, Xiao Yanglong went on a hunger strike to protest his treatment. On July 22, 2000, this strong-willed man died, due to exhaustion and weakness. He was only 32 years old.