Mr. Yang Shaokui, 70, was a retired worker from the Yuntong Mine, Yunnan Province. On three different occasions since 1999, he was persecuted until he was so ill that he had to be hospitalized. Once when Mr. Yang was sent to a brainwashing camp, he declared that a statement he had made against Dafa under coercion was invalid. Mr. Yang passed away in November 2004.