(Minghui.org) An imprisoned woman in China was listed in critical condition, but the authorities refused to release her on medical parole with the excuse that she remains firm in 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. Liu Jianying, a resident of Dehui City, Jilin Province, has been having trouble keeping food down and is suffering from intestinal adhesions since her arrest on July 15, 2018 for talking to people about Falun Gong. 

When Ms. Liu appeared in the Dehui City Court on November 22, 2018, she was so weak that she couldn’t stand. 

The judge secretly sentenced her to 2.5 years in prison around March 2019 and ordered her taken to Jilin Province Women’s Prison without informing her family.

The prison guards force-fed Ms. Li when she protested the persecution. Her condition continued to deteriorate, and she was recently hospitalized.

When Ms. Liu’s family visited her in the hospital, they noticed she had lost two front teeth. A prison guard said it was because she couldn’t keep her balance and fell.

Ms. Liu’s family have made multiple requests to have her released on medical parole, but their requests have been denied.

Ms. Liu’s mother, in her 80s, is very worried about her daughter.