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senior engineer/Hangzhou Architectural Design & Research Institute
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( Ms. Yang's arrest and prison term left her 88-year-old ill father, a former professor of materials science at Zhejiang University, home alone with no one to care for him.

Ms. Yang's mother, Ms. Tang Kai, was a senior construction engineer. She used to suffer from breast cancer and kidney failure and was told that she had only a few months to live. She was then introduced to Falun Gong. Her cancer was soon cured, and she looks much younger.

After the communist regime ordered the persecution of Falun Gong in 1999, Ms. Tang was arrested for appealing for her faith in Beijing. She was detained for 30 days and released on bail for medical reasons. She was subsequently repeatedly harassed and arrested. She eventually gave up practicing Falun Gong against her will. Her cancer recurred and she passed away in 2012.

Ms. Yang was serving time in prison during her mother's final days, but she was not allowed to see her mother for the last time.

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