Ms. Liu Guixiang, a Falun Dafa practitioner who lived in Pulandian City, Liaoning Province, was 47 years old when she went to Beijing to appeal on October 1, 2000. Upon returning home to Pulandian, Liaoning, she was detained for more than three months. She was detained again for holding banners, and released only after her family rescued her. She was arrested and taken to a brainwashing class by the local 610 Office in 2002. During that time her home was ransacked and her family members have been harassed many times since then. Her breast cancer relapsed under long-term persecution, and she died in April 2004.