Mr. Liu Zhihong, 61, was a practitioner from Tianjin. He continued his practice of Falun Dafa after the persecution started. He was sent to a detention center for persecution in July 2001, but was released due to severe hypertension. He was then sentenced to eight years in prison in May 2002. Six months later, he had a cerebral hemorrhage, which resulted from the torture, and was again released. He died at home in September 2004.