Ms. Peng Yuanlin was 55 years old and used to work at the Pingbaxinyi Factory in Guizhou Province. She got rid of all her illnesses after practicing Falun Gong. In December 1999, because her practitioner son went to appeal for Falun Gong, his home was searched. He was arrested and detained and sent to a brainwashing class for mental torture. From that time on Ms. Pen was constantly harassed by local officials and by the police. She passed away in March 2001. Her son, who had not fully recovered from his mother's death, was sentenced to three years of forced labor in May, just two months after his mother's death.