Ms. Yu Chuanfeng was 55 years old; she lived in Wujia Village, Wujia Township, Shuangcheng City, Helongjiang Province. Ms. Yu started practicing Falun Gong in 1996. Around the Chinese New Year of 2000, she was taken to a brainwashing center in Wujia Township, but Ms. Yu refused to cooperate with them and did not renounce Falun Gong. Three months later, the brainwashing center released, but Ms. Yu, but only after extorting 900 yuan from her. Ever since her release, police often went to her home to harass her. The police set up a special watch to monitor Ms. Yu's every activity. In May 2002, six days before her son's wedding, the police locked Ms. Yu up again at the Wujia Police Sub-Bureau for one night. She was only released after her family paid 2,000 yuan. Ms. Yu died in May 2003.