Ms. Tan Xishuang, 43, lived at Dashanhou Village, Jiejia Manor, Laishan District, Yantai City, in Shandong Province. From the beginning of the persecution (July 20, 1999) to early 2001, she went to Beijing several times to appeal against the wrongful persecution of Falun Gong. Deputies from the 610 Office and Township Government arrested her more than a dozen times. She was heavily fined, tortured, and finally came down with severe nephritis. She was sentenced to a labor camp in 2000 and was later released pending hospital treatment. On December 19, 2001 she went to the village communist party committee to pay fines and died that very night under unclear circumstances.