Ms. Sun Guiying was 65 years old and had worked at the Power Supply Bureau Industry Co. in Xiangfan City, Hubei Province. She started practicing Falun Gong in January 1997 and had fully recovered from many years of hypertension and heart disease. In March of 2000, her daughter was detained for a month and a half after she went to Beijing for an appeal. After that, the local officials constantly harassed the two women and searched their home. They were forced to go to a brainwashing class, pay fines, and endure other torment. Ms. Sun developed colon cancer and died on January 27, 2001.