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.

Former Political and Judiciary Committee Secretary of Xuzhou City Liu Guangzhe Died in Traffic Accident

During his post as the Political and Judiciary Committee Secretary of Xuzhou City, Jiangsu Province, Liu Guangzhe participated in the persecution of Falun Gong during the period of 1999-2006. He died on September 25, 2007 in a traffic accident.

Former General Manager of the Commodity Exchange in Zhengzhou City, Henan Province, Li Shoutang Received Karmic Retribution for His Crimes

Li Shoutang was appointed as general manager of the Commodity Exchange in Zhengzhou City, Henan Province in 2000. During his tenure, he spared no effort in attempting to force Falun Dafa practitioners to give up their beliefs. He dispatched security personnel to constantly track and monitor Falun Dafa practitioners, prohibiting practitioners from leaving their courtyard. Many times, Li Shoutang personally followed the CCP's directions to persecute Falun Gong, adopted their means of punishment, withheld practitioners' bonuses, put them in brainwashing centers, and released them to affiliated organizations to be further persecuted.

In 2002, Li Shoutang was demoted from his position before reaching the age of retirement. In May 2007, just after retirement, 62-year-old Li Shoutang died suddenly of a heart attack and was unable to enjoy his million-yuan family property.

Cases of Karmic Retribution in Ningyuan, Bin County, Heilongjiang Province

1. After July 20, 1999, Feng Weizhang obeyed the CCP's orders to persecute Falun Gong, and arrested and imposed fines on practitioners. Practitioners warned him of the consequences of his evildoing, but Feng Weizhang did not listen. Between 2002 and 2003, Feng Weizhang suddenly contracted cancer and died while still in his forties.

2. Liu Jiantao once was a village head in Ningyuan, Bin County, Heilongjiang Province. After the persecution began on July 20, 1999, he obeyed the CCP's orders to persecute and arrest Falun Dafa practitioners. He imposed illegal fines on practitioners and searched their homes for Dafa books. He paid no attention to the kind warnings of the practitioners. Between 2003 and 2004, Liu Jiantao was seriously wounded and was hospitalized after falling off a motorcycle. The damages for his wrecked motorcycle cost him 7,000 yuan. After receiving this karmic retribution Liu Jiantao showed some regret, but he did not completely change his attitude regarding his treatment of Falun Dafa practitioners. In the following election he was not re-elected the village head even though he cheated in the campaign. He stopped participating in the persecution after he left office. This was another opportunity for a new start bestowed by heaven.

3. A police officer from Ningyuan, Bin County, Heilongjiang Province persecuted Falun Dafa practitioners during his tenure and refused to allow practitioners to explain to him the truth about Falun Gong. One day he fell into a ditch that was under construction and broke his ribs. After this accident, he showed some remorse. After his retirement, many people told him the truth about Falun Gong. In the spring of 2007, after a snowstorm blocked the roads, practitioners voluntarily cleared the snow. This touched him and he admitted that Falun Gong is indeed good.