Practitioner Mr. Li Zhi was in his 30s and lived in Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province. After he started cultivating Falun Dafa in 1997, his mind and body were all purified, he became healthy, and his family became peaceful. On July 20, 1999, the slander and persecution of Falun Gong began. Mr. Li went to Beijing to clarify the truth on November 11, 2000. He was arrested, and detained in the Mentougou Detention Center for one day, then taken back to Daqing City on November 13, 2000. He was later detained for 15 days in the Ranghu Street Detention Center and then confined in the Sa'ertu Detention Center for two additional months. Li Zhi was sent to the Hongweixing Brainwashing Center in February 2003. This experience severely damaged his mental and physical health, and died on November 9, 2005.