(Minghui.org) A 73-year-old woman was recently arrested for her belief after she’s been imprisoned twice, tortured and constantly harassed. Ms. Ke Fanghua from Shangcheng County has been a steadfast practitioner of Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted in China since 1992.

In 2010 Ms. Ke was relentlessly tortured for four years in the Provincial Women’s Prison. Her tailbone, collarbone, and leg were shattered due to vicious beatings.

Ms. Ke was put in the prison again in 2016. She was beaten, and one of her wounds festered. Denied medical treatment, the infection worsened and created a big hole in one of her breasts. To evade responsibility, the prison authorities released her on medical parole. Ms. Ke eventually had to surgically remove her breast because the wound was untreatable.

The authorities monitored Ms. Ke, harassed and threatened her after she was released. In October 2017 the police arrested Ms. Ke and attempted to put her in a detention center. The detention center did not take her in because she refused physical examination.

In November Ms. Ke was away from home for two days. Unable to find her, the police arrested her son instead. On November 7, Ms. Ke was arrested and put in Xinyang City Detention Center.

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