Ms. Meng Guangfen was a 50-year-old practitioner from Tianjin City. In October 1999, she traveled to Beijing to appeal to the government on behalf of Falun Gong. She was detained in the Hongqiao District Detention Center in Tianjin. Afterward, she was sentenced to one and half years of forced labor at Banqiao Women's Forced Labor Camp in Tianjin. She suffered brutal physical torture in the labor camp, and her blood pressure read 200/240. In April 2000, she was released for medical treatment. The perpetrators harassed her, even at home. In August 2001, Ms. Meng passed away.