Ms. Liu Yilin was born in Wuhan City, Hubei Province. In 1997 she learned Falun Dafa, and before long all of her illnesses (which doctors had been unable to cure), simply disappeared. After the persecution of Falun Gong began in 1999, Ms. Liu traveled to Beijing to appeal in 2000. She was illegally arrested by police at the train station and sent first to a brainwashing class, and then to a detention center. She was detained for a total of about ten months. After her release in 2001, she was continually harassed by the authorities because she persisted in practicing Falun Gong. The stress of the prolonged persecution finally caused her old illnesses to resurface, and Ms. Liu passed away on March 16, 2005 at the age of 57.