(Minghui.org) A Tianjin woman sentenced for her faith was secretly transferred to prison. Her family did not find out until one month later. When Ms. Zheng Qinglan’s son finally saw her at the prison, he noted that his mother had a full head of gray hair, limped on her left leg, and had slurred speech.

Ms. Zheng was arrested on March 2, 2015 for refusing to renounce Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline being persecuted by the Chinese communist regime.

Her lawyer visited her at Hedong Detention Center on December 6, 2016 and learned that she had clogged blood vessels in her brain but was given no medical treatment. Weeks later, she was sentenced to three years in prison.

When Ms. Zheng’s family went to the detention center to deposit money for her in late March 2017, they found out that she was no longer there. The detention center claimed that they didn’t know where she was sent. Her lawyer received no updates from the authorities.

The family received a phone call in early April, informing them to visit her at Tianjin Women’s Prison. Only then did they learn that she had been transferred to prison the month before.

Ms. Zheng’s son visited the prison in mid-April and saw her mother's health had severely deteriorated.