Xu Guangdao was a practitioner from Guizhou province. He went to Tiananmen to appeal for Dafa; he was arrested and kept in the Dongcheng Detention Center in Beijing. He went on a hunger strike for the right of doing Falun Gong exercises. He was beaten up many times and abused with electric needles. One day after a beating, he was carried back to the cell by some prisoners. He couldnot turn in the bed, nor go to the toilet. And he started to throw up blood. He died that evening. It was in February of 2001.