Ms. Li Jinmei was a 57 year old English teacher at the Huozhou City No.2 Middle School in Shanxi Province. She used to have breast cancer but fully recovered after practicing Falun Dafa.

In the spring of 2001, Ms. Li went to Beijing to appeal. After being arrested she was taken home by the Huozhou City Police, then detained in Huozhou City Detention Center for one month and extorted out of five thousand yuan. Police continually harassed her on every holiday and during every festival. She died in September 2002 as a result of being continuously harassed and mistreated.