Mr. Shao Youxian lived in East Xiaoying Village, Weifang City, Shandong Province. He had liver disease and learned Falun Gong in 1999. Mr. Shao became healthy as a result, so he voluntarily assisted others in learning Falun Gong. After the persecution started, he went to Beijing by bicycle to appeal for justice for Falun Gong. On his way there, he was arrested and taken back to the town government where he was persecuted and fined 4,000 yuan. His body was traumatized. After he returned to his village, he was again threatened and pressured, and his old illnesses recurred. The hospital's medical treatment did not work. He died at the end of 1999. He said to his wife when he was on the brink of death that he still wished to practice Falun Gong.