Mr. Li Shichen, 73, was a practitioner of Fuyu County, Songyuan City, Jilin Province. He suffered hypertension, dizziness and other diseases for many years. He obtained Falun Gong in 1998, and he and his wife began practicing. His health problems completely disappeared. His wife Zhao Shuxia went to Beijing to appeal on behalf of Falun Gong and was illegally arrested several times. During that time, Mr. Li was arrested and interrogated by police. They also ransacked his home repeatedly and extorted 4,000 yuan from him. His wife was forced to become homeless after she escaped from prison, to avoid further persecution. She was arrested, detained and brainwashed eight times. She was sentenced to one year in a forced labor camp and was brutally tortured there. Mr. Li suffered this heavy blow and his old diseases relapsed. He died on May 25, 2002.