Ms. Xie Shuhua was a 56-year-old farmer from Youlian Village, Shuangcheng Township, Shuangcheng City, Helongjiang Province. In July 2000, she went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong for the first time. The police arrested her and put her in a brainwashing center for seven days. In October 2001, Ms. Xie went to Beijing a second time and unfurled a banner in Tiananmen Square, for which she was persecuted. On February 1, 2005, Ms. Xie passed away.