(Clearwisdom.net) Mr. Li Chouren was a farmer from Huangjiazhuang Village, Zengcun Town, Gaocheng City, Hebei Province. On December 23, 2001, he and several other practitioners were doing the Falun Gong exercises at a fellow practitioner's home when the police broke in and arrested them. While jailed in the detention center, Li was brutally tortured. He was even forced to drink urine. As a result of the torture, Li became very weak.

Li's parents had passed away long ago, and his younger sister has married and moved out. He, along with his mentally retarded brother, lived a very poor life. Since his family could not afford to pay the so-called fines the police asked for, Li was jailed for the longest time among the arrested practitioners. In the end, the police released him after extorting 1500 Yuan* from his sister. In about 10 days or so after he returned home, Li passed away. He died at the age of 40.

*Yuan is the Chinese currency. The average monthly salary of an urban worker in China is 500 Yuan.