Ms. Li Zhifang, 72 years old, was a practitioner from Jiamusi City, Heilongjiang Province. Ms. Li recovered from severe tracheitis after she started practicing Falun Gong. After the persecution started, the police from Nangang Police Station often went to her home and harassed her. Ms. Li's youngest son was sent to a forced labor camp for practicing Falun Gong. Ms. Li became very weak from the persecution and was hospitalized. During a citywide arrest in April of 2002, the lawless officers came again to her home to harass her. Ms. Li told them, "Stop harassing us. I'd rather die [than endure it]." Under the pressure, Ms. Li died in May 2002.