Mr. Du Tianyu was a practitioner in Jinhua Village, Suining City, Sichuan Province. He went to Beijing to validate Dafa on December 25, 2000. The police arrested him and brought him back home where he was detained and persecuted for 75 days. The police kept harassing Mr. Du after his release. They arrested him eight times in total. With his mind and body greatly traumatized, Du Tianyu passed away on November 28, 2004.