Mr. Li Yan, 61, was from Fushun City, Liaoning Province. He used to have many diseases, all of which were cured after he started practicing in 1997. Once the persecution of Falun Gong started on July 20, 1999, the police, the 610 Office, and the community often came to his house to harass him. As a result his old diseases came back, and he died on May 8, 2005.