Ms. Ma Guifen, a 58-year-old Falun Dafa practitioner, was employed by the Jinan City Casting & Forging Institute in Shandong Province. She started practicing Falun Dafa in 1996, and her husband and son soon joined her. After the persecution started in 1999, their home was ransacked, and the police extorted money from them many times, leaving them penniless. Her husband and son were both sentenced to three years of forced labor in 2001, while her employer forced her to attend a brainwashing class and write a guarantee statement or he would not pay her salary. Ms. Ma Guifen refused to cooperate. She often did not have enough money to buy food. The long-term effect of this torture and harassment affected her deeply. She died of a stroke on February 18, 2004.