Ms. Ma Yulian, 78, was from Niutuncai Village, Hua County, Henan Province. After she began practicing Falun Gong in October 1998, the heart disease and diabetes she had before were almost gone, and her health condition became better and better. After the persecution started on July 20, 1999, county police and 610 Office personnel harassed her at home and searched her home many times. They also abducted her daughter twice and detained her, before extorting money from the family. Ma Yulian could not bear such brutal persecution and died on February 21, 2002.