Falun Gong Blamed for 24 Deaths, Injuries in Inner Mongolia

China People's Daily/January 12, 2001

The practice of Falun Gong, a notorious cult headed by Li Hongzhi, has been blamed for the death of 17 people, the physical injuries of one person and mental illness of six people in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, the latest statistics has shown.

According to the statistics released by the Public Security Department of the regional government Friday, four Falun Gong followers killed themselves, and 13 others died because they refused to be hospitalized or take medicine, as advocated by the Falun Gong doctrine.

One person was seriously injured while practicing Falun Gong, which has also caused mental problems for six practitioners, according to the survey conducted by the department.

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