Beijing: A 62-year-old Chinese man was today detained by police for posting “rumours” on a foreign website for monetary considerations, state media reported.

Xiang Nanfu has published lots of false stories on the website “Boxun” since 2009, with his username “Feixiang” — “flying” in Chinese, the report said.

His allegations included “Chinese government harvested organs from living humans and buried people alive, causing mass protest outside United Nations organisations in China.

According to Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau, he also posted another allegations saying “more than 1,000 policemen expropriated land with violence, beating a pregnant woman to death,” as well “a petitioner was beaten to death with the body abandoned in street”.

Xiang’s actions were instigated and highly paid with US dollars by a man surnamed Wei who was in charge of the website, police said.

The false information has seriously misled the public and Internet users and denigrated the image of the state, they said.

Police took Xiang in custody on May 3. He has confessed to his crimes, police said.

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