Mrs. Shen Xiaojing, 43, was a practitioner in Kaiping Town, Tangshan City, Hebei Province. Practicing Falun Gong cured Mrs. Shen's heart disease and high blood pressure. During the persecution, Mrs. Shen appealed to the town officials. As a result, she was detained for five days in Kaiping Town and for 15 days in Tangshan Detention Center. In May 2001, she went out to clarify the facts, and the Kaiping Town 610 Office arrested her. She was then sentenced to three years and six months in prison. During the imprisonment, Mrs. Shen was subjected to physical and mental torture. The 610 Office repeatedly harassed her even after her release. On October 19, 2004, Kaiping District Police arrested some 15 practitioners, including Mrs. Shen. The long-term persecution caused Mrs. Shen's former illnesses to recurr. She died on October 17, 2005.