Mr. Li Xirui from Wangtaizhuang Village, Gucheng Township, Fucheng County, also started practicing Falun Gong in 1998, and all of his previous illnesses, including hardening of the liver, quickly vanished. Mr. Li Xirui also attended Mr. Liu Qiusheng's funeral to publicly mourn him after Mr. Liu was persecuted to death in 2002. As a result, he, too, was arrested and taken to a brainwashing class and detained there for one month by Cuimiao Police Station and Fucheng County Police Station. He was released after the officials had extorted money from him. Because of the continuous harassment by the police from Gucheng Township Police Station, Mr. Li suffered extensive physical and mental difficulties and passed away in 2004.