BEIJING, July 14 (Xinhuanet) -- A follower of the
Falun Gong cult has shocked society by poisoning 17 innocent
people, most beggars or vagrants, from May 25 to June 27
this year under the Falun Gongcult doctrines, according to a
commentary to be carried in Tuesday's People's Daily.
By now more than 1,700
innocent people have been killed by Falun Gong cult
followers in practicing the cult's doctrines of
"clearing crimes committed in a previous life" or
"complete oneselfin this life" either by killing
themselves or killing others.
Chen Fuzhao, a 29-year-old
dermatologist from Cangnan County of Wenzhou City in
Zhejiang Province, east China, was one of them.
Under his "master"
Li Hongzhi's direction, Chen started killing, first dogs
then human beings.
to the heretical ideas of the Falun Gong cult, Chen believed
killing could improve his own power to reach the ideal state
advocated in the Falun Gong cult.
The crime once again showed
that the cult still threatens society's stability and safety
and the crimes once again ridicule the cult's so-called
doctrines of "truth, kindness and tolerance,"the
commentary calls on the people to remain vigilance against
the Falun Gong cult and take effective measures to crack
down on the illegal crimes organized by the cult to protect
was reading the doctrines on Feb. 17, I suddenly felt Master
Li Hongzhi told me to do bad things, which though contrary
to my usual practices, would help promote my power, "
Chen said, "and I felt the bad things included killing,
setting fires, and allthe bad things are extremely good for
began killing mosquitoes, flies, then dogs and humans,"
drinks, Chen killed 16 beggars and vagrants in streets and
one Buddhist believer.
"Most people would not
take my drinks, so I chose beggars and vagrants, " Chen
When asked how many
people he wanted to kill, Chen answered he wanted to kill
all human kind within one year.
Chen used to have a happy
family before he was obsessed by the Falun Gong cult in
1996. "He was good-tempered and often chatted with me,
but after he practiced Falun Gong, he talked little and was
often seen sitting in bed murmuring with weird looks,"
Chen's mother said.