Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Li Min, 51, worked at the Hulan District Bureau of Finance in Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province. In 2005, he was sentenced to eight years in prison and detained at the 7th Division of Daqing Prison. Because he was tortured for a long time, he was very weak and had symptoms of cerebral thrombosis. In April 2009, Mr. Li Min's family visited him and asked the prison to allow his release for medical treatment. However, the prison refused their request.

In May 2009, Mr. Li was transferred to Daqing Hospital. At 8 p.m. on May 23, 2009, he passed away in a ward on the fourth floor of the second outpatient division of Daqing Hospital.