Ms. Wang was arrested at a tourist attraction on October 6, 2020, after being reported for distributing informational materials about Falun Gong, a spiritual discipline that has been persecuted by the Chinese communist regime since 1999. She held a hunger strike to protest the persecution at Changping Detention Center and was hospitalized three times. Despite her condition, she was still made to stand trial at the detention center in early April 2021. She was handcuffed to the chair and had to lean on it. She remained silent throughout the hearing. With her deteriorating condition, the guards took her back to the police hospital. The doctor refused to treat her and urged judge Zhang Wenbin to release her. Only then did the judge agree to have her released on April 20. According to her family, she was about 120 lbs when she was arrested. Now she weighs less than 80 lbs.