Han Cuiyuan, a Dafa disciple from Jilin Province, Siping City, went on a hunger strike to protest the prison guards' forced reform efforts while she was illegally imprisoned in the Jilin Province Female Prison. One day in early August of 2002, over a dozen inmates surrounded Han Cuiyuan to brutally force-feed her. A few people sat on her and throttled her neck. She lost consciousness and died on her way to a hospital.