Ms. Zheng Weiying, about 51 years of age, lived in Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province. She started practicing Falun Gong before Jiang's regime launched the persecution of Falun Gong in 1999. In July and November 1999, she made peaceful and lawful appeals for Falun Gong in Beijing. She was illegally detained at Tianhe Detention Center twice, for a total of 30 days. There she was brutally tortured and beaten viciously with clubs. Other practitioners, including Wu Hongxia, Chen Hua, and Chen Chunli, were also severely beaten. Chen Hua had salty water forced into her mouth. In December 1999, Ms. Zheng appealed for Falun Gong in Beijing once more. She was illegally detained again and sentenced to one year in a forced labor camp in 2000. Ms. Zheng suffered cruel persecution. In October 2004, Ms. Zheng passed away.