It has been verified that Dafa practitioner Mr. Yan Shaoyuan, 49, a former principal of Xinmin Elementary School in Hengyang City, Hunan Province was tortured to death by the police.

Mr. Yan was a kindhearted person who was well respected in Hengyang City. On March 6, 2002, he and his wife were working in their family-run store, when a gang of policemen suddenly burst in and took him away. The police also ransacked the store, appropriating all the goods and money. Mr. Yan's store, worth 70,000 Yuan, was thus completely destroyed. Many of his family members and relatives were also affected. While in detention, Mr. Yan was brutally tortured, and he died on February 24, 2003.

The Xinmin Elementary School is located in Zhuhui District.

Zhuhui District Branch of Hengyang City Police Department: 86-734-8331432

Policemen who persecuted Yan Shaoyuan:
Jiang Jianyuan:86-734-8167839, 86-13973460213
Tan Jianmin:86-734-8511663, 86-13907343264
Li Nianxiong: 86-734-8166221, 86-13973401990

610 Office: 86-734-8866610
Director: Du Jianzhang