Falun Dafa practitioner Xu Weidong, from Jilin City, went to Beijing to appeal for Falun Gong in September 2000 and was unlawfully sentenced to 3 years in a labor camp. At Huanxiling Labor Camp, Jilin City, he was severely tortured. He was released when he was on the brink of death in October 2001. Mr. Xu was mentally disoriented and unable to take care of himself since his release, and he died on December 19, 2004.