Ms. Guo Songmei was a practitioner who lived in Jixi City, Heilongjiang Province. While being detained in Division Nine of the Harbin Women's Prison, she was subjected to brutal torture. As a result, her whole body was swollen and her lungs badly bruised and abraded because of long-term force-feeding. In order to shirk responsibility for her rapidly declining condition, the prison released her on March 6, 2003. On May 8, not long after her return home, Guo Songmei passed away.