(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 compassionate reminder 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.

Xiao Shengxi was formerly a professor and department head at China University of Politics and Law. Later, as a deputy director of Beijing's No. 2 Judicial Department, he participated in the persecution of Dafa practitioners. He was responsible for suing four Dafa practitioners, members of the former Falun Gong Research Association. All four were sentenced to long jail terms of up to 18 years. In late 2000, Xiao Shengxi vomited blood and later died after failing to respond to treatment.

The chief of Beiyinhe Town Police Station in Wuchang City, Heilongjiang Province arrested Dafa practitioners and extorted money from them. In 2002, he was arrested for embezzling public funds.