Ms. Zhang Lianying from the Chaoyang District of Beijing, along with her whole family, practiced Falun Gong. Because of this, they have been persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party for several years. Her son, her daughter-in-law, and her daughters were all illegally detained. Her son was sentenced to eight years in prison and is still incarcerated. Ms. Zhang passed away on May 31, 2006, from the effects of the long-term harassment.