(Minghui.org) A woman sentenced to prison for her faith died less than two months after she was released on medical parole.

Ms. Qi Suhua, around 55, was last arrested at the end of 2016 for refusing to renounce Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline being persecuted by the Chinese communist regime. This was not the first time that she had been targeted for her faith. She was first arrested in 2013 and wasn’t released until she was forced to pay 5,000 yuan of fine. Two years later she was seized again by police, who demanded more than 90,000 yuan in exchange for her release.

Ms. Qi was sentenced to prison following her latest arrest, though her exact prison term remains to be investigated.

The guards at Xinxiang Women’s Prison tortured Ms. Qi on a regular basis. Her health quickly deteriorated, and she was released in June 2017 when she was on the verge of death.

Ms. Qi remained hospitalized for more than one month following her release, but it was too late. She died soon afterwards. Ms. Qi’s family has been threatened to not disclose details of her death to others.