(Minghui.org) A 71-year-old woman serving five years for her faith in Falun Gong was recently diagnosed with Hepatitis B, but the prison has refused to provide her with medical treatment.

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

Ms. Jia Naizhi, of Fushun City, Liaoning Province, was arrested on April 18, 2019, and later sentenced to five years. She was transferred from the Fushun City Detention Center to the Liaoning Women’s Prison in December 2020. Starting in March 2021, she often vomited after eating and was diagnosed with Hepatitis B. The guards moved her from the 9th ward to the 11th ward, which was designated for elderly and disabled inmates.

When Ms. Jia’s family called the prison to ask about her, a guard admitted that they didn’t provide any medical treatment for her. He also said it wasn't possible for them to release Ms. Jia on medical parole.

Prior to her latest prison term, Ms. Jia served two years in a forced labor camp and ten years in prison for speaking out for Falun Gong. The guards force-fed her, kicked her in the stomach, subjected her to sleep deprivation, and hung her up by her wrists. She was on the verge of death several times.

In addition to the incarceration and torture, Ms. Jia's personal property was confiscated as well. Her mother, who missed her daughter every day during her imprisonment, passed away in deep sorrow. Her husband was forced to divorce her. Her child was also separated from her.

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