China yesterday stepped up its attack on Falun Gong, accusing the sect of breaching human rights after another alleged member burned himself to death. Security at Beijing rail and bus stations has been tightened to stem the flow of Falun Gong protesters into the capital ahead of the arrival of the International Olympic Committee inspection team. Searches are being carried out on major roads into the city. The People's Daily, in a front-page editorial headlined 'Nirvana means slaughter', accused the sect's exiled spiritual leader, Li Hongzhi, of instructing shoe-polisher Tan Yihui, 25, to commit suicide by setting himself on fire on Friday in Beijing, the second such act by purported Falun Gong followers in a month. The paper said the suicide showed that Mr Li's alleged advice to followers not to be afraid of dying in order to achieve nirvana, 'is absolute heresy that violates human rights'. Most Chinese dailies carried photos of Tan's charred corpse and called him a 'victim of Falun Gong'. The sect yesterday accused Chinese police of faking the suicides. 'In the past there were many cases where police pushed Falun Gong practitioners out of the windows of high-rise buildings to fabricate scenes of suicides to gain international approval for their brutal crackdown,' the group said. Falun Gong followers have staged almost daily protests against the crackdown. Xinhua yesterday claimed a labour camp in Shenyang had transformed sect members into loyal citizens. Ninety per cent of 1,000 women taken to the Masanjia re-education-through-labour camp were said to have quit the group.