Ms. Zhao started practicing Falun Dafa in1997. After one year, the sicknesses she used to have all over her body had all disappeared. On July 20, 1999, when the persecution began, Ms. Zhao went to Beijing to validate Falun Dafa and was detained 15 days after being taken back to her home town.

At the end of December 2000, she went to Beijing again to clarify the truth, but was arrested in Yueyang City and detained several days. She went to Beijing after that detention, was arrested by Beijing police, body searched, and her head and lower back were injured from a brutal beating by police. On January 18, 2001, police from the Dahualing Station ransacked her home and took her to a brainwashing center. She was persecuted ever since then, which severely damaged her mind and body. She died on April 24, 2003 after vomiting lots of blood.