Fifty-one year old Ms. Gu Yuanxia was a resident in Lemin Village, Lequn Town, Shuangcheng City, Heilongjiang Province. In 2000, she went to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Gong. After she returned, she was detained in the Shuangcheng City Detention Center for 7 days. After extorting 5,000 yuan from her, the persecutors released her. On December 28, 2002, some perpetrators ransacked her home, arrested her and took her to the Shuangcheng City Detention Center. She was then transferred to the Wanjia Forced Brainwashing Center and detained there for 7 days. The persecutors again extorted over 5,000 yuan from her before releasing her. The torture and harassment deeply harmed Ms. Gu's mind and body. On April 2, 2004, she suffered a stroke (an illness she suffered before she began to practice Falun Gong) and passed away.