Mr. Wei Shanyu, 71, was a resident of Dandong City, Liaoning Province. Because he'd had a stroke, he could not take care of himself. After he started to practice Falun Gong in 1997, his condition improved and he could take care of himself. After July 20, 1999, the local police went to his home many times. They harassed and threatened him. Mr. Wei died as a result. The police confiscated some truth-clarifying materials he made before his death.