Ms. Zhou Liru, 50 years old, was the deputy manager for the Xiushui Resort, the Zhalantun City Energy Supply Bureau in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. She went to Beijing to appeal on behalf of Falun Gong in January 2001. In March 2001 she was sent to a brainwashing class. As she refused to give up her Falun Gong practice, the authorities sentenced her to forced labor of two years. She was severely tortured and suffered from serious mental and physical trauma. She began to suffer from an array of illnesses and died in October 2004.