Since Jiang Zemin started the persecution of Falun Gong in July 1999, Ms. Zhou has firmly kept her faith. Because of this, she was detained many times, but she never gave up her belief despite threats and pressure from the police. For this reason, she was treated as a high profile practitioner. In 2003, after the local "610 Office" arrested her, they sentenced her to the Guizhou Provincial Women's Labor Camp, where she went through brutal brainwashing sessions. She was inhumanly tortured, and severely debilitated, both psychologically and physically. She died in October 2004 in the Guizhou Provincial Women's Labor Camp.