(Minghui.org) Ms. Yang Fengtao, 53, was taken to Guangdong Women's Prison on December 22, 2016. Her family recently received a medical report from the prison hospital stating that Ms. Yang has stage 3 essential hypertension. According to their family doctor, Ms. Yang's condition is very serious and life-threatening.

Ms. Yang was arrested on October 13, 2015 for producing and distributing DVDs containing information about the Chinese Communist Party's persecution of Falun Gong. She was detained at Puning Detention Center for over a year before sentenced to eight and a half years in prison in December 2016.

According to her family, Ms. Yang developed high blood pressure while held at the detention center. Her systolic pressure was consistently between 170 and 180 mmHg, spiking to over 200 mmHg at times. Authorities have so far refused to release her on medical parole.

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