Mr. Li Jingang, 49, was a resident of Bin County, Heilongjiang Province. Mr. Li started to practice Falun Gong in April 1996 and experienced a dramatic improvement in his body and mind. After the authorities started to persecute Falun Gong, Li Jingang persisted in practicing. He went to Beijing in June 2000 to appeal for Falun Gong, but as a result was illegally imprisoned for two months. In November 2001 Li Jingang was again illegally arrested by the local police and imprisoned for one month. The two prison times and resultant tortures enormously harmed his health. His body showed signs of serious illnesses, with the symptoms persisting for a long time. He passed away on January 4, 2005.