Mr. Yang Xiucheng, 62, worked in the Zhulu Mine in Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province. He started practicing Falun Gong in 1998, and all his diseases soon recovered. On July 20, 1999, Jiang's group started the illegal persecution and suppression of Dafa. The authorities tried to force Mr. Yang to guarantee that he would not practice. He refused to do so and was persecuted for 15 days in the police station, then transferred to the Songshi County 610 Office to be brainwashed. He was illegally persecuted for 45 days and harassed many times thereafter. His mind was under severe attack, his old diseases came back, and he died in January 2005.