Ms. Zhao Hongmei, 25, was from Baishishan City in Jilin Province. She started to practice Falun Dafa in 1998. She was arrested in June 2000 when she was making "truth-clarifying" materials, and was sentenced to one year of imprisonment. She was later released on bail. In 2002, Ms. Zhao was arrested again. She was released on bail for medical treatment after her family, through connections, paid a 2,000 yuan fine. Later, they tried very hard to get the money back. Ms. Zhao suffered from severe mental trauma as a result of the persecution. Prior to practicing Falun Dafa, she had suffered from heart problems. Zhao Hongmei died from a heart attack on May 6, 2005.