Mr. Nian Shaotang, 81, lived in Binzhou, Bin County, Heilongjiang Province. He obtained Falun Dafa in 1995 and benefited both physically and mentally. He was able to conduct a small business by riding a tricycle until 2000, when he turned 76. On March 6, 2000, Mr. Nian went to appeal for justice for Falun Gong at the 610 Office of Acheng City, Heilongjiang Province. He was arrested by the 610 Office and police from the Minzhu Police Station. Mr. Nian was detained at the No. 2 Detention Center of Acheng City for half a month, and then transferred to the No. 1 Detention Center for another month. On November 7, 2000, while posting stickers with the words, "Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance" outdoors, Mr. Nian was arrested by the Political Security Department and Law Department of the Bin County Police Station, Heilongjiang and officers from the Fendou Police Station at Binzhou Town. He was detained at the No. 2 Detention Center (now Bin County Security Detention Center) for 56 days, which resulted in Mr. Nian becoming paralyzed and developing prostatitis, decline of kidney function, urine incontinence and other serious physical problems. Nian Shaotang passed away on July 1, 2005.