Ms. He Qiulian, 64, was from Leiyang City, Hunan Province. She started practicing Falun Gong in 1997. After the persecution began, she traveled to Beijing twice to appeal to the government. The first time, she was arrested and illegally detained for over six months, during which time the local 610 Office, National Security staff, and Neighborhood Committee often harassed her family. Both times she was required to pay a fine amounting to 500 yuan the first time, and 10,000 yuan the second time. Due to the continuous persecution and the overwhelming pressure exerted on her, she experienced symptoms of illness many times, and passed away in August 2004.