Ms. Du Xianhua, 49, was married to an employee at the Bridges and Engineering Division in Panzhihua City, Sichuan Province. She went to Beijing to appeal in February 2000. She was arrested and sent back to the police station in her hometown, where she was detained for fifteen days. In July 2000, she was arrested for doing the Falun Gong exercises outside, and detained for one month. She was forced to leave her home in late 2002, to avoid being persecuted, and she passed away soon after returning home in March 2003.