Mr. Xu Mingdong, 73, and his wife Mrs. Xu Anqi were Falun Dafa practitioners from Yulin City, Guangxi Province. After they retired in 1995 they were fortunate to learn Falun Dafa. Their minds and bodies improved and were purified. During the 2001 Chinese New Year, they were illegally arrested by officers from the Yulin City Police Department and were sent to the Yulin City Detention Center where they were locked up for over two months. During this time, Mrs. Xu's mind and body were injured. After her release, Mrs. Xu died in June 2002. Mr. Xu Mingdong lived with his mother, who was in her 90s. He was continually harassed and monitored. These high-pressure circumstances took their toll on Mr. Xu. He showed symptoms of hydrocephalus in late 2004 and died on April 22, 2005.