73-Year-Old Woman from Shenyang City Persecuted to Death
(Minghui.org) Ms. Dong Huidi, a Falun Gong practitioner from Shenyang City, passed away at the age of 73 on October 19, 2015, after three years of being tortured in a prison.
Ms. Dong was near death when she was released from the Liaoning Province Women’s Prison on September 27, 2015. She could not keep down food or water, and was not in a sound state of mind.
She was tortured in prison because she refused to give up her belief and family visits were denied. However, shortly after, her family received a notice from the prison that allowed them to see her. She was in the prison hospital. Ms. Dong’s family saw her handcuffed and shackled.
Officials from the prison extorted 3,000 yuan from them and said it was for medical expenses. According to the prison hospital she was diagnosed with esophagus cancer.
Sentenced to Over Three Years After 30 Minutes in Court
Ms. Dong Huidi, a Falun Gong practitioner from Magang Village, New Shenbei District, Shenyang City, was arrested on May 27, 2012 for distributing informational materials about Falun Gong to local villagers. Shortly after the arrest, police officers broke into her house and confiscated many of her personal belongings.
The court put her on trial on October 18, 2012 and sentenced her to three-and-a-half years in prison within only half an hour. Her family was not notified of the verdict.
She had already shown symptoms of high blood pressure and heart disease. Despite that, she was still taken to the Liaoning Province Women’s Prison and detained in Ward 11.
Ms. Dong's husband was not allowed to visit his wife. When he finally saw her this past August, she was already near death in the prison hospital. She died two months later.