Falun Dafa practitioner Mr. Sun Yongde, 40 years old, was an employee of a tobacco company. He used to suffer from liver disease with ascites, but he miraculously recovered and became a healthy person after taking up the practice of Falun Dafa. He twice went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Dafa and was detained each time he came back. In November 2000, he was detained again and endured inhumane torture. He was very weak and had blood in his stool. Seeing that he was in very poor condition, the police released him. After he returned home, his ascites recurred and he passed away several months later.