Ms. Sun Kemei, forty-two years old, was formerly an employee at the Motor Factory of Lingyuan Steel Corporation, Liaoning Province. Ms. Sun used to suffer from a number of illnesses, which all disappeared soon after she started to practice Falun Dafa in 1994. Right after Jiang's regime launched the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners on July 20, 1999, Ms. Sun went to Beijing to appeal. The Beijing authorities arrested, imprisoned, beat and strip-searched her, and stole all of her belongings. After she returned from Beijing, the security division of Lingyuan Steel Corporation (now the Hongshan Police Station), frequently harassed her and searched her home. She was fined and fired her from her job. After years of persecution, her illnesses recurred, and she died on December 9, 2003.