Mr. Ma Yunxian and his wife Luo Shuhua began practicing Falun Gong in March 1998 and attained good health and harmony in their family. After the persecution against Falun Gong practitioners by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began on July 20, 1999, Mr. Ma passed away due to the persecution while his wife, Luo Shuhua, has faced many counts of imprisonment, torture, and seizure of property.