Ms. Zhang Xiaonian, 64, was a Dafa practitioner from Dunfang Village, Jiucheng Township, Xinji City, Hebei Province. After she started practicing Falun Dafa in 1996, she became free of illness. She told everyone about Dafa. She studied the Fa and did the exercises every day. After July 20, 1999, the CCP persecuted practitioners. The older woman felt overwhelming pressure. Authorities went to her home and asked for her Dafa books and Teacher's photo. She firmly refused them. Later, they continued to harass her. Her younger sister was detained. Under the intense pressure and threats, her old illness returned. She fell ill and was unable to get out of bed. Ms. Zhang died on April 14, 2003.