(Minghui.org) Ms. Dang Yanhua and Ms. Sun Yingjun both needed two inmates' assistance to walk to the visitation room to meet their respective families who recently visited them at Jilin Women’s Prison. 

It was only a few weeks into their imprisonment for practicing Falun Gong, but the two women’s health and state of mind have become very concerning and worrisome.

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is an ancient spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999.

Ms. Dang, 66, and Ms. Sun, both residents of Jilin City, Jilin Province, went missing on May 21, 2018. After asking around, their families confirmed that they were arrested after being reported for passing out information about Falun Gong. Both women refused to reveal their names or addresses to the police, who managed to find out their identifies later on.

Ms. Dang was transferred to Jilin City Detention Center on May 31, 2018. 

Although the police released Ms. Sun on May 31, they followed her home, ransacked her place and took her back into custody at Jilin City Detention Center on the same day.

After one and half years of detention, Ms. Dang and Ms. Sun were each sentenced to three years and two months and sent to Jilin Women’s Prison in late 2019.

Because of not renouncing their faith, both women have been repeatedly arrested and detained in the past 20 years.