(Minghui.org) A native of Bayannur City, Inner Mongolia recently finished serving eight years for her faith in Falun Gong. Ms. Wang Lei, 57, was tortured and drugged in prison, and at one point became blind in both eyes and also had a relapse of her mental illness caused by torture during her previous incarceration.

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

Prison guards often shocked Ms. Wang with electric batons at the Inner Mongolia Women’s Prison when she refused to follow prison rules or shouted “Falun Dafa is good” in protest of the persecution. She wasn’t allowed to talk to anyone else.

Instigated by guard Xiao Mei, inmate Guo Hongyan often organized other inmates to beat and verbally abuse Ms. Wang. The inmates also forced her to stand for long hours, deprived her of sleep, and prevented her from buying daily necessities. Two inmates, Yang Xiuwen and Chang Ruixiang, were assigned to monitor her around the clock.

Ms. Wang noticed the inmates adding unknown drugs into her food, which caused her to have high blood pressure and a heart condition. After suffering daily torture for years, she became blind in both eyes.

Since the onset of the persecution, Ms. Wang, a businesswoman who later moved from Inner Mongolia to Beijing, has been arrested over ten times and given four forced labor camp terms. She developed a mental disorder around 2001 while serving three years of forced labor. Two male guards shocked her face with electric batons until they ran out of charge. After that torture session, she began hearing voices and suffered from anxiety attacks.

She managed to recover by resuming Falun Gong exercises, only to have a relapse of her mental illness following her latest arrest on February 26, 2014. She was sentenced to eight years by the Fangshan District Court in Beijing on November 24, 2015 and taken to the Inner Mongolia Women’s Prison in September 2016.

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