Ms. Liu Xiaoju, 48 years old, was a resident from Daping Town, Duyun City, Guizhou Province. Ms. Liu started practicing Falun Gong at the end of 1998. After the persecution of Falun Gong began in July 1999, her workplace authorities threatened her with dismissing her from work and cutting her salary, and prohibited her from practicing. They even assigned a "collaborator" to monitor her. In November 2003, Ms. Liu suffered from lung cancer and resumed the practice. Half a year later the lung tumor disappeared. When the workplace authorities learned that she was practicing again, they again threatened her with dismissal from work and stopping her salary. This resulted in the recurrence of her old illness. In late September that same year, her daughter was reported to the police for distributing Dafa truth-clarifying materials. The local police officers harassed and intimidated her numerous times, and her health deteriorated. Ms. Liu died on December 8, 2004.