Rui Xiaolin was a 39-year-old male practitioner who graduated from a junior college and worked as an official of engineering technology at Anqing City's Water Conservation Department. In January 2002, Rui Xiaolin went to Beijing the third time to appeal for Dafa and was illegally arrested and sent to the Nanhu Forced Labor Camp. In order to resist the persecution, Rui Xiaolin held a hunger strike that began on the day of his arrest. During his hunger strike, the police forcibly tied Rui Xiaolin up and brutally force-fed him, in addition to subjecting him to other tortures. In early June 2002, Rui Xiaolin died from torture.