Ms. Yao Caiwei's husband, Mr. Zhang Tao, was tortured to death in custody at the end of 2002 (see Her 22 year-old daughter Ms. Zhang Jianhui was detained, her face beaten until she was disfigured, and then sentenced to ten years of imprisonment. Ms. Yao appeared to be a paraplegic. Her limbs were numb, she could not speak clearly, she had blurry vision, and she had difficulty taking care of herself. She died on May 18, 2010.