Ms. Li Xiumei was a 68-year-old resident of Datong City, Shanxi Province. After she started practicing Falun Gong in the spring of 1998, Ms. Li recovered from many illnesses and became healthier. Since July 20, 1999, lawless officers from the local police station and the community office frequently harassed and threatened her. Ms. Li's daughter-in-law was also arrested for practicing Falun Gong. As a result, Ms. Li was under extreme stress. She passed away on June 20, 2001.