Mr. Xu Siming was a practitioner from Changchun City, Jilin Province. He started practicing Falun Gong in 1997. In December 2000, Mr. Xu went to Beijing twice to appeal on behalf of Falun Gong. After he returned, he kept telling people the facts about the persecution of Falun Gong. In 2002, he was detained during the massive arrest of practitioners after the Changchun Cable TV station was tapped and a Falun Gong TV program was aired. Afterwards, the local police and the local residential committee frequently harassed, followed and monitored him. Mr. Xu suffered a great deal physically and mentally, and he passed away in June 2005.