Liu Bizhen was around 60 years old and a teacher at the Mijiatan Elementary School in Chenxi County, Hunan Province. She began practicing Dafa in 1995 and was cured of all of her illnesses. In December 1999, she was detained in a local custody center because she went to Beijing to appeal, and the authorities extorted money from her. After she was released, local 610 Office agents and the school harassed and persecuted her. The school principal forced Liu Bizhen to phone the school officials twice a day - once in the morning and once at night - to report her activities. They forced her daughter to interfere with her practice, which prevented her from studying the Fa and doing the exercises on a regular basis. As a result, she had a relapse of her old illnesses and passed away in December 2004.