Elderly practitioner Zou Yukun from Wuhan City in Hubei Province, who was frequently harassed and forced to undergo brainwashing, died as a result of the persecution on September 6, 2004.

Mr. Zou Yukun, 73 years old, had a weak, ill body before practicing Falun Gong. After starting to practice Falun Gong, not only did his health recover, but his mentality also improved. Since then, he persisted in practicing Falun Gong. For a long time, he was harassed by "610 Office" agents Li Meixiang, Cheng Hanchuan, Xiao, and Peng from Fuhao Park Community on Changqing Street in Wuhan City. On every "sensitive date," these people would come to his home to try to brainwash him. Many times, Zou Yukun was forced to read articles and look at pictures that framed and slandered Falun Gong, and then write a repentance statement. When Zou Yukun would not listen or comply, the 610 office agents threatened to send him to brainwashing classes.

On September 3 and 4, 2004, 610 Office personnel harassed Zou Yukun for two days straight, forcing him to write a guarantee statement. They threatened to come every day unless he wrote these statements to renounce his belief in Falun Dafa.

On the morning of September 5, when Zou Yukun went out, the community watch informed the 610 Office. Not long afterwards, Zou Yukun was beaten to the ground by 610 Office personnel. Then on September 6, he passed away. The doctor said that his cerebrum was inflamed, and his brain suffered massive internal bleeding.