(Minghui.org) A Xinxiang City Resident was taken back into custody to serve a prison term given to her three years ago for refusing to renounce Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline being persecuted by the Chinese communist regime.

Ms. Zhao Meizhen, 81, was first arrested in July 2013 and ordered to serve 4 years in the Xinxiang City Detention Center. She was soon released when the detention center declined to admit her because of her poor health.

The police, however, returned to her home early on the morning of October 24, 2016, and arrested her.

The Xinxiang City Detention Center again refused to admit Ms. Zhao, because her blood pressure was dangerously high. Instead of releasing her this time, a prosecutor from the Muye District Procuratorate said, “Well, we’ll send her straight to prison then. She must serve a full four years!”

Ms. Zhao’s health has continued to deteriorate in Xinxiang Women’s Prison. Her family’s requests to visit her have been repeatedly turned down. The guards told them she is now in the prison hospital.