Chu Congrui was a 19-year-old female practitioner of Tiande Village, Sulan City, Jilin Province. She went to Beijing to appeal on December 1, 2000 and was arrested in Tiananmen Square. On December 17, her family was notified by a police station under Haidian Police Sub-Division, Beijing to come to Beijing to identify her body. They were told that she had been dead for 4 days. Her face and lips were severely swollen. Both ears were plugged with blood soaked cotton swabs. Her nose was collapsed, indicating that she had been violently beaten before she died. Her body was cremated in Changping County.