Ms. Yu Fuxiu, 79, was a retired worker at the Shandong Chemical Plant in Jinan City, Shandong Province. Before starting Falun Gong practice, Ms. Yu suffered many serious illnesses. She completely regained her health after starting to practice Falun Gong in 1996. After the persecution began, she went to Beijing to clarify the facts. She was illegally harassed, fined, arrested, and brainwashed, and her home was ransacked several times. The physical and mental torture caused her former illnesses to recur, and she passed away on March 29, 2004.