Ms. Li Guifen was a Falun Gong practitioner from Xiyangtai Village, Donganzhuang Town, Shenzhou City, Hebei Province. After the persecution of Falun Gong began on July 20, 1999, she persisted in cultivation and telling the facts about the persecution. In July 1999, she went to Beijing to appeal and was arrested in Tiananmen Square. She was taken back to Hebei, detained for 15 days, and fined 300 yuan. In 2000, she was arrested by the local town police station and fined 500 yuan. Later the local 610 Office police often came to her home to harass her. As a result, Li suffered both mentally and physically. In 2002, she developed breast cancer. On April 17, 2002, she died at the age of 52.