(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Liu Degao, 84, worked in the Anhui Province Police Department in the 1950s, and was the CCP Huainan City Committee Secretary in Anhui Province until he retired. After retirement, he lived in his hometown, Baihuayu Village, in Taoxu Town, in Mengyin County, Shandong Province. He started cultivating Falun Dafa in 1997. After July 20, 1999, he wrote to Jiang Zemin many times, but that only brought disaster upon him.
In the spring of 2000, Mr. Liu Degao was deceived into going to a brainwashing center, where he was cursed during the day and forced to sleep on the icy-cold cement floor for one week at night. He was released after they had extorted 6,000 yuan from him. The town officials kept threatening him at his home upon his return.
Under long-term threats and suppression, his wife, a non-practitioner, burnt all his Falun Dafa books, causing him to become painfully sick. He died on August 16, 2004.
On January 19, 2004, the Taoxu Town officers conducted large scale arrests of Falun Dafa practitioners by using all personnel from every Department. They "registered" all the practitioners and arrested everyone on the list.