Ms. Li Shuxia, 66, was a Falun Gong practitioner in Zhaoyang City, Liaoning Province. For years the local police and the CCP Committee members from her village had been repeatedly harassing and threatening her. Her son and daughter-in-law peacefully and legally appealed for the right to practice Falun Gong. For doing this they were illegally detained for an inordinately long time, the authorities searched their house without a legal warrant and confiscated their property, and they were cruelly persecuted and tortured. Her second daughter was repeatedly harassed, her house was searched without a warrant, and her property was confiscated, too. Ms. Li suffered immensely both physically and mentally as a result of the prolonged harassment. She passed away on September 21, 2003.