Ms. Zhou Shulan was a 56-year-old retiree from Nanyang City, Henan Province. In February 2002, she was arrested on her way to Beijing. Ms. Zhou was held at a detention center in Shang Township, Nanyang City, where she was brutally tortured. Later, Ms. Zhou went to Beijing repeatedly to validate Dafa by displaying Falun Gong banners. Because the persecutors often harassed her at home, she left to avoid further persecution. In 2002, Ms. Zhou died in a car accident.