Mr. Yi Honghai, 82 years old, from Liaozhong County, Liaoning Province, began to practice Falun Gong in 1997. He derived great benefit from the practice. On July 20, 1999, he went to Beijing to appeal on behalf of Falun Gong . After he returned home, the chief of the Residents' Committee came to his home and harassed him many times. His old illnesses recurred and he died on June 20, 2003.