(Minghui.org) A Chongqing resident died in prison while serving time for her faith in Falun Gong, a spiritual and meditation discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999. She was 73.

Ms. Jiang Yourong’s family received a call from Chongqing Women’s Prison in December 2020 and was told that she had respiratory failure and was being resuscitated. Her husband rushed to the prison but wasn’t allowed to see her. Not long after, he was informed that she had died. The prison only allowed him to see her body covered with a big cloth and he couldn’t tell whether there were any injuries on her body.

During the one and half years Ms. Jiang was held in the prison, her family was never allowed to visit her, with the excuse that she didn’t give up practicing Falun Gong.

Chongqing Women’s Prison is notorious for torturing Falun Gong practitioners who remain firm in their faith, including beating them, shocking them with electric batons, restricting their restroom use, depriving them of sleep, starving them, and administering drugs against their will.

Ms. Jiang’s family suspects that she was tortured to death and not that she died from any illness.

Ms. Jiang was arrested on August 14, 2018, and sentenced to prison by the Jiulongpo District Court (term unknown). She was taken to Chongqing Women’s Prison in June 2019.

Prior to that, she was arrested on December 4, 2009, for distributing Falun Gong informational materials in an apartment building. The police ransacked her home and confiscated her Falun Gong materials and a flash drive. She was sent to Shabao Women’s Forced Labor Camp but for how long wasn’t clear.

Ms. Jiang was arrested again at a train station on July 23, 2015, when she was traveling with her husband and three-year-old granddaughter. The police discovered she was a Falun Gong practitioner after scanning her flagged ID and took her to the Baiyuanba Train Station Police Station. They searched her luggage and found Falun Gong books, a media player, and an MP3 player with Falun Gong meditation music. They took her photo and interrogated her.

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Category: Reports of Death Cases