Ms. Li Xiufen's family in Daqing City suffered long-term persecution at the hands of the police. Her daughter-in-law Cui Xiaojuan was tortured to death on December 30, 1999 for practicing Falun Gong; her son Xu Xiangdong was illegally sentenced to twelve years in prison; he was extremely emaciated as a result of torture. The police continued to harass Li Xiufen, who was in her 60's, when she was already deeply grieving for her family's suffering. On September 9, 2003, Li Xiufen passed away after enduring long-term harassment and persecution.