Ms. Li Baogu, 73 years old, lived at Qingyuan County in Hebei Province. She started practicing Falun Gong in 1996. After the persecution began on July 20, 1999, she planned to appeal for Falun Gong in Beijing. Lawless people stopped her on her way to Beijing, brought her back and detained her in Qingyuan County. She encountered persecution and was released after having money extorted from her. Thereafter she was treated as a persecution target. She was constantly harassed with illegal house searches and had 26,000 yuan extorted from her. She died in October 2002.