Mr. Liu Hongsheng from Xihuo Village, Gucheng Township, Fecheng County, started practicing Falun Gong in 1998 and behaved according to the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance. All of his previous illnesses disappeared effortlessly. However, simply because he adhered to these principles, the police department and the 610 Office in Hengshui City persecuted him.

In 2002, Mr. Liu Hongsheng attended the funeral of Mr. Liu Qiusheng, who had been persecuted to death by the Fucheng County police, to publicly mourn him. As a result, the Fucheng County police arrested and detained him in a brainwashing class for a month. He was released after officials extorted money from him. Afterwards, he was repeatedly harassed by the police from Hengshui City and Fucheng County. He was forced to become destitute and homeless in order to avoid being arrested again. He suffered tremendous physical and psychological pain and died on September 25, 2003.