Ms. Yang Shuqin, 67 years old, was retired and lived at the residential area of the Daqing City Fourth Oil Extraction Plant in Heilongjiang Province. After Ms. Yang started practicing Falun Dafa, her stroke, heart disease and arthritis were cured. She went to Beijing to validate Dafa after July 20, 1999 and was arrested. The perpetrators sent her to the local police station. The police searched her home and took away her Dafa books, Master's pictures and her resident ID.

In December 2000 local police station personnel searched her home again and took away Dafa books and truth clarifying materials. They arrested her again and jailed her for sixteen days, during which time she suffered ruthless abuse such as slapping her face, pinching her chin and twisting her arms. After she was released, persons from the police station and the residential committee and from her employer often sent people to monitor, abuse and threaten her. Ms. Yang passed away in December 2001.