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( A 75-year-old woman in Beijing died less than two months after she was released from a detention center on medical parole.

Ms. Wen Mulan was arrested on October 14, 2017, while distributing table calendars with information about Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline being persecuted by the Chinese communist regime. She was taken to the Miyun District Detention Center, where she went on a hunger strike to protest the illegal detention.

After about two months on her hunger strike, Ms. Wen was suffering from edema throughout her entire body and was in critical condition. When her husband refused to pick her up, the detention center found a local Falun Gong practitioner to take her in. The practitioner noted that Ms. Wen exhibited symptoms of having been drugged.

Ms. Wen passed away at 10:30 a.m. on February 27, 2018. Her death ended her years of ordeals for practicing Falun Gong. She had been arrested six times between 2001 and 2011, and her seventh arrest took place on January 31, 2012. Though the police released her hours later, they re-arrested her the following day, leaving her then-81 year-old husband home without a caregiver. She was sentenced to five years in prison in August of that year.

Months after she was released from prison, Ms. Wen was arrested for the ninth time, in October 2017.

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