Li Shuqin, 65 and a native of Fengtai District, Beijing, suffered a ruptured blood vessel in the brain caused by high blood pressure in 1994. She was out of danger after emergency treatment. After that, Li insisted on taking medicines regularly, and her blood pressure became stable. She began to practice Falun Gong in April 1998, and stopped taking medicine from that time. On January 19, 1999, Li developed a serious cough and her blood pressure went up. When her family members tried to send her to a hospital and persuade her to take medicine she refused, saying, "It is not loyal to our master if I take medicine. Our master says in his book that Falun Gong practitioners should be responsible for some of their sins, and deserve to suffer." Li Shuqin died of a sudden heart attack while practicing Falun Gong on the evening of January 21.
Li Hongzhi said: "Disciples of Falun Dafa are not allowed to see doctors, and you are not one of us Falun Dafa disciples if you go to hospital." But Li Hongzhi himself went to hospital when he was ill, and had an operation when he had acute appendicitis. He went to seven hospitals during his stay in Changchun.
Picture of Li Shuqin before her death.
Hospital death certificate for Li Shuqin.
(Compiled by New Star Publishers, April 2001)