Mr. Liu Hongxiang, 34, was an employee of the Jinan City Second Petroleum Chemical Factory. He was very well liked by his managers and colleagues due to his faith in Falun Dafa and his practicing the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. He was very kind and worked hard. In July 1999, the factory administration dismissed him from his job under pressure from the persecution, along with more than a dozen fellow practitioners. He went to Tiananmen Square in Beijing on October 1, 2000, and appealed on behalf of Falun Dafa. The police arrested him, extorted 2400 yuan from him, and sentenced him to three years of forced labor. He was subjected to violent brainwashing and intense hard labor in the Wangcun Forced Labor Camp and Liuchangshan Forced Labor Camp .