Mr. Li Xiaodong, around 30 years old, was a practitioner in Siping City, Jilin Province. Around the time of the 2002 Spring Festival, officials from the Siping City Public Security Bureau arrested practitioners on a large scale. Mr. Li Xiaodong and his brother Li Xiaofeng were arrested at their home by the South Siping City Police Station and sentenced to forced labor. They were detained and tortured in the Chaoyanggou Force Labor Camp in Changchun City. Because Mr. Li Xiaodong refused to renounce Falun Gong, the police ordered the inmates to beat him. An inmate hit Mr. Li Xiaodong on the back of his neck so hard that he could no longer raise his head. His younger brother Li Xiaofeng had to help him walk. His health deteriorated. The labor camp authorities feared to have to take responsibility for his death and released him. Mr. Li Xiaodong died one month later.