55-year-old practitioner Ms. Yang Meizhen is from Suining County, Xuzhou City of Jiangsu Province. She suffered from persecution by police numerous times because she would not give up Falun Gong. In October 2002, she was sentenced for 4 years of "re-education through forced labor" and tortured to the brink of death. On July 22, 2004, she died from torture.