Ms. Zhang Shuhua, 46, was a Falun Dafa practitioner in the Jinshantun District of Yichun City. The police arrested her in 2000 for reading and distributing Teacher's articles. She was held indefinitely at the Jinshantun District Detention Center in Yichun City. Ms. Zhang appeared ill during custody and her eyesight declined significantly. Detention center authorities refused to release her, denying her any medical treatment. Only after her condition deteriorated drastically and her family paid an extortion of 2,000 yuan was she finally released from custody. Her family took her to the provincial seat of Harbin City for rescue, and she was diagnosed with a terminal stage brain tumor. Ms. Zhang died between July and August from persecution, shortly after her release from the detention center.