Ms. Tian Xierong, 50, was a Dafa practitioner from Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province. After July 20, 1999, when the persecution started, she was forced to stop practicing. She then became seriously ill. Later, she started to practice Falun Dafa again. On June 25, 2000, Ms. Tian was arrested while doing the Falun Dafa exercises in a public park. She was detained for nearly two months in a detention center, where she was made to suffer extreme mental and physical torture. After her release, she died in December 2002.