(Clearwisdom.net) Editors' Note: In both Western and Chinese culture, the principle of karmic retribution, that is, being held ultimately accountable for one's own actions, is widely accepted. The fundamental teaching of Falun Gong is the characteristic of the universe, "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance." The universe will reward actions that are in harmony with this principle, while actions such as beating, torturing and murdering people will incur karmic retribution. Stated another way, good deeds will be rewarded with good, while evildoings will meet due retribution. Articles such as this one are meant as a compassionateáreminder of this principle to those who would commit wrongdoing. While many of those who persecute Falun Gong are merely "following orders," the universal law requires that they, too, be held responsible for their actions, and that only by reversing their course of wrongdoing may they escape retribution.

Zhang Qiang was a political commissar in the Beian city police department of Heilongjiang Province. During the period when he was in office, he persecuted Falun Gong to his utmost. His son died in a train collision and his brother-in-law and nephew were sentenced to the death penalty because of a criminal offense. Zhang Qiang himself died in September 2002 in a car accident.

Yu Zhenxia was a party secretary in Shuanghua Dependent's School in Shuangyashan City, Heilongjiang Province. She told the students to collect Falun Dafa truth-clarifying materials and bring them to the school. She then burned all the materials. She also threatened the students that if their families kept the material they could be subjected to harsh penalties. She also required the students to report any Dafa practitioners. Several months later, Yu died from a sudden stroke.