(Minghui.org) A 67-year-old Shenyang City, Liaoning Province resident, who had been diagnosed with breast cancer, was admitted to prison in October 2022 for her faith in Falun Gong.

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

Ms. Jiang Shumei was arrested on February 26, 2021, while studying Falun Gong’s teachings at home with another practitioner, 76-year-old Ms. Xu Zhenying. The police ransacked Ms. Jiang’s home and confiscated her Falun Gong books, computer and printer.

Both Ms. Jiang and Ms. Xu were held at the Shenyang City Detention Center. Ms. Jiang was found to have breast cancer during the checkup upon arrival at the detention center.

The Huanggu District Court sentenced Ms. Xu to two years in May 2021 and Ms. Jiang to five years in September 2021. Both appealed with the Shenyang City Intermediate Court, but the court ruled to uphold their original verdicts. 

Despite Ms. Jiang’s breast cancer diagnosis, the Liaoning No. 2 Women’s Prison accepted her in October 2022, after having rejected her admission once earlier. Her family applied for medical parole for her, but the prison rejected them, claiming that she wasn’t qualified for it.

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