Mr. Chen Rusong, 68 years old, was a practitioner from Zhejiang Province. Before he practiced Falun Gong, he suffered from many illnesses, including high blood pressure, heart and eye diseases. After he began to practice Falun Gong in 1996, he soon became healthy. After the persecution began on July 20, 1999, he was often harassed, monitored, tracked and threatened. Mr. Chen's home was ransacked and he was kept in a brainwashing center for two months in 2004. Not long after he returned home, he became blind. Chen Rusong also suffered mentally. He died within a short period after returning home.