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Mr. Wang Guanghui, 62, lived in Shaoyang City, Hunan Province. He began practicing Falun Gong in 1996, and has since benefited significantly, both physically and mentally. He later gradually introduced the practice to his family members and friends.

After July 20, 1999, when the persecution began, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) media produced an endless stream of propaganda to slander Falun Gong. Facing pressure from every direction, Mr. Wang did not waver or diminish his belief. He persisted in practicing Falun Gong. As a result, he was detained four times and his home was searched many times. He was severely injured physically and mentally.

On September 20, 2002, Mr. Wang was arrested. Due to the mistreatment he suffered, he became very thin. His diabetes recurred with complications, and he developed renal failure. Even so, the police officers still ordered his family to give them a ransom of 10,000 yuan. At that time, his wife was detained in a forced labor camp. His parents and parents-in-law were all elderly, with two of them being seriously ill. During the Chinese New Year, other families reunited, but his family was broken apart.

The last time he was detained was for more than five months. Mr. Wang was detained a total of four times, and his wife was detained five times and sentenced to forced labor several times.

During the past ten years, Mr. Wang and his family have lived under the CCP's threats and persecution. As a result, Mr. Wang fell ill and was hospitalized, and he passed away on the night of September 22, 2009.