Ms. Liu Lianqin was 75 years old. After she practiced Falun Gong, she recovered from hypertension, heart disease, gynecological problems, leg and back pain, and stomach ailments without any medical treatment. On July 20, 1999 when Jiang's faction began frenziedly persecuting Falun Gong, she could no longer practice Falun Gong. To make matters worse, her daughter Shang Zhenju was illegally arrested, beaten and tortured. Anxiety brought on by the threats caused her health deteriorated gradually. She died on January 8, 2003.