Ms. Sun Chuilian was twenty-eight years old, from Ningan City, Heilongjiang Province. She was sentenced to a labor camp in May or June of 2002. While in the labor camp, she suffered long-term torture. She was subjected to various forms of physical torture such as electric shocks and being tied to an iron chair. She was forced to squat from 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m., during which time she was only given two meals. The torture lasted for seven months. Afterwards, Ms. Sun carried on a two-month-long hunger strike to protest the abuse. During the hunger strike, she was subjected to the iron chair torture and she was severely injured as a result. Soon after she was released, Sun Chuilian passed away around the end of 2003 or early 2004.