(Minghui.org) A Fuyu City, Jilin Province, resident serving 11 years for his faith in Falun Gong is being denied medical parole despite his critical condition.

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

Mr. Liu Qing’s wife received a notice from the Jilin Province No. 2 Prison on October 9, 2020, that he was in critical condition and had been sent to the hospital for resuscitation. His family rushed to the hospital the next day and learned from the doctor that he had a brain stem infarction. His limbs were paralyzed, his speech was impaired, he often vomited and was still in a coma. The doctor had issued several critical notices that his condition was critical. 

After talking to the doctor, Mr. Liu’s family immediately went to the prison and requested medical parole for him. They didn’t hear back from the authorities until eleven days later, on October 21, and were asked to return to the prison to fill out some documents.

On October 26, Mr. Liu’s family was informed by the prison authorities that he had just been transferred to a rehabilitation hospital. When they asked why the prison hadn't approved his medical parole, they were told that the prosecutor staffed at the prison said that Mr. Liu wasn’t qualified for medical parole. 

Mr. Liu was arrested on August 15, 2019, four years after he was forced into displacement to avoid persecution following an earlier arrest on July 16, 2015. He appeared in Fuyu City Court on August 27, 2019, and was sentenced to 11 years.

Mr. Liu sustained severe injuries on his back and rib as a result of savage beating in the local detention center. He suffered even more intensive brainwashing and abuses after he was sent to the Jilin Province No. 2 Prison, located in Jilin City, on September 23, 2019. As a result, he suffered tremendous mental distress and physical damage.

His wife and daughter are extremely worried about him. They are calling on the international community to help rescue Mr. Liu. 

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