Mrs. Yi Shuangmei was fifty-seven years old and lived in Wangtaigang County, Fanying Village, Nanyang City, Henan Province. After practicing Dafa in 1997, her hyperthyroidism was cured without medical treatment. In March 2000 on her way to visit fellow practitioners, she was arrested and several hundred yuan in cash was confiscated without a receipt by policewomen with the last names of Qu and Ji. The police arrested about twenty practitioners that day and took away all their cash and sent them to No. 2 Detention Center Nanyang City. They did not release Mrs. Yi until they had extorted several hundreds more yuan from her. (The practitioners arrested that day were each fined 3,000 to 5,000 yuan. The police released those who handed over the fine, and sent those who could not pay to the Detention Center). The local police and the Resident Committee harassed her many times at home after she was released. She passed away on November 2004.