Ms. Xu Weiwen was a 40-year-old Dafa practitioner. Because she was very determined in cultivating Dafa, she was detained in the Banqiao Female Labor Camp in Tianjin City for 2 years. While in detention, she was subjected to various tortures. Under the instigation of the police, drug addicts there beat her savagely. They also sealed her mouth with tape to prevent her from talking. Not long after she was released, she was arrested again and sent to the Jianxin Female Labor Camp in Tianjin City. In order to protest her illegal detention, she went on a hunger strike. The police tortured her even when she was extremely weak. At the end of 2002, news came out that she had been tortured to death.