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.

Case 1

Sun Xuezong was an accountant from Maguan Village in Taibao Township in Changyi County, Weifang City, Shandong province. He was known for brutally suppressing Dafa practitioners. He frequently wrote slogans that slandered Dafa and posted them outside the residences of Dafa practitioners. On May 14, 2003, after Sun Xuezong had been drinking alcohol at his friend's house, he left on his motorcycle and crashed into a large tree on his way home. He was taken to the hospital for an operation on his skull, but his injuries were too severe, and he died.

Case 2

The former Harbin Railway Bureau Chief was "put under investigation"* after working only three days on his job.

The former Harbin Railway Bureau chief, Wang Zhanzhu, who participated in persecuting Dafa practitioners, assumed his post about a month ago. After only three days, he was put under investigation by the Discipline Inspection Commission of the Central Party Committee and deported back to Harbin City. Once the news spread, all the officials and staff at the Shenyang City Railway Bureau were in an uproar, making statements like, "He just took up the post and met with such big trouble. Wasn't that a bit too hasty?"

In another case involving the Harbin Railway, according to insiders a section chief of the Railway Police Division who was in charge of the persecution of Falun Gong was diagnosed with stomach cancer some time ago.

Case 3

Yang Jialin, Chief of the Shenyang City Police Department, was put under investigation.

Yang Jialin, who participated in persecuting Dafa practitioners, was investigated in late June 2003 by the discipline inspection commission of the Central Party Committee.

* To be "put under investigation" is a measure for discipline and inspection in the communist party. It is not an official judicial process and doesn't define a crime, but being "put under investigation" is equivalent to the end of one's political career. The majority of officials "put under investigation" are eventually found guilty.

July 27, 2003