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( A Dalian City resident serving time for her faith was released on medical parole after she was badly beaten by some inmates and had a hemorrhage. She died 87 days later.

Ms. Geng Ren’e, 61, was arrested on October 28, 2015, for filing a criminal complaint against former Chinese dictator Jiang Zemin for launching the persecution of Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline based on the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. The local police had called her a month earlier to verify that she'd filed a lawsuit against Jiang. Ms. Geng explained that she was working hard to seek justice with regard to Jiang, as no law in China criminalizes Falun Gong.

Ms. Geng was later sentenced to 4 years in prison. Her family had no idea where or when she had been tried and only found out from some insiders that she had been sent to Liaoning Province Women’s Prison.

Her family also learned that she was abused in prison on a regular basis. The guards didn’t allow her to sleep or use the restroom. They also often forced her to stand for long periods of time.

Ms. Geng was beaten by a group of inmates sometime around mid-2017 and had a hemorrhage as a result. The prison authorities demanded 20,000 yuan from her family for medical treatment. After spending 6,000 of it, they returned the balance to her family and released her on medical parole on July 28, 2017.

Ms. Geng’s family was told that she had at most 4 months to live. They took her straight to a local hospital after picking her up from the prison. She was discharged a few months later but was readmitted on October 10, 2017. She died at the hospital days later, at 5 a.m. on October 22.

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