Ms. Yang Hongying was a teacher at the Yiwan Elementary School in Anjiang, Hunan Province. Ms. Yang started to practice Falun Gong back in 1997, and recovered from her illnesses through practicing. After the persecution started, Ms. Yang was constantly under stress from intimidation and close surveillance by the authorities. Under this difficult situation she had a relapse of her old illnesses, and died in February of 2005.