Imprisoned Woman Released in a Vegetative State, Dies a Year and a Half Later
(Minghui.org) A Fuxin City, Liaoning Province, woman passed away on February 8, 2020, less than two years after she was released from prison in a vegetative state. She was 64.
Ms. Wu Xiufang was arrested on August 18, 2015, while putting up informational materials about Falun Gong, an ancient spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.
She was sentenced to three years and taken to Liaoning Women’s Prison in June 2016.
Ms. Wu suffered a hemorrhagic stroke due to mistreatment by prison guards. She lost all of her mobility and was kept alive with a feeding tube.
Despite her condition, the prison still forced her to finish serving the entire three years. By the time she was released on August 19, 2018, she had become a vegetable.
Her daughter took her to a hospital, only to be told that there wasn’t much they could do to help her.
Because Ms. Wu’s pension was suspended due to the persecution, her daughter and son-in-law struggled to cover her medical expenses and to take care of her while both of them were employed full-time.