(Clearwisdom.net) Falun Dafa practitioner Ms. Li Xuehua from Nancun Town, Zezhou County, Jincheng City, Shanxi Province passed away on April 7, 2006, after illegal arrest and long-term harassment by Chinese Communist Party officials.

Li Xuehua started practicing Falun Dafa in 1998. All of her illnesses disappeared through practice. The CCP officials have been investigating, monitoring and following Li Xuehua and her family ever since "April 25", 1999. After July 20, 1999, the persecution escalated to the point that the police harassed Ms. Li and ransacked her home on a frequent basis.

Li Xuehua traveled to Beijing to appeal for justice for Falun Gong in 2000. The police intercepted her on her way and detained her for 15 days.

Li Xuehua’s husband, son and daughter were sentenced to prison in 2001 for practicing Dafa. She had since been living with her 80-year-old mother (also a Dafa practitioner).

Prior to the Sixteenth Party Congress in 2002, the police ransacked the family's home again and took Li Xuehua to a custody center. Her mother, who was left home alone, passed away one month later from starvation and illness.

A citywide arrest of Dafa practitioners in Jincheng began on March 2, 2006. About 20 police officers broke into Li Xuehua’s home and ransacked it. They took all Dafa materials and related equipment. They again arrested Li Xuehua’s daughter who had just been released from prison.

Long-term persecution and the sudden blow of the latest attack and her daughter's arrest devastated Li Xuehua. She collapsed and was unable to walk. Ms. Li passed away on April 7, 2006.