Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Shen Xuelan was from Liaoning Province. She lived in Guangdong Province with her son Hu Hui who also practices Falun Dafa and works at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies. Soon after the persecution began on July 20, 1999, she went to the provincial government to appeal for Dafa. She was illegally detained, and authorities pressured her son and forced him to resign from his job. Shen Xuelan was forced to return to Liaoning Province, where she passed away in late 1999.