n 2003, Liu Zhengfang and Qiao Liqun detained Ms. Liu Bangxiu in the brainwashing center for telling people the facts about Falun Gong. Liu Bangxiu started a hunger strike in protest. The thugs force-fed her and poured half a pound of salt dissolved in water down her throat and did not let her drink any water after that. Liu felt a burning sensation inside her, and was in such pain that she could not fall asleep that night. Afterwards, she was sent to the mental hospital for further torture. In 2003, they released her. She experiencing severe back pain and passed away soon after her release.