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.

Policeman in Jinan City, Shandong Province Receives Karmic Retribution for Engaging in the Persecution of Falun Gong

Tang Sen was a man in his 30s, of medium height with fair skin and glasses. While working at the Jining City Detention Center from 2000 to 2002, he showed strong hatred toward Dafa. Some of the other policemen were friendly to Dafa practitioners because they had understood that the persecution was unfair, but Tang Sen yelled at practitioners, "Let's see who dares to practice Falun Gong in my territory!" He often swore at and beat Dafa practitioners and other inmates brutally.

In 2002, he was diagnosed with bone cancer. He first lost an arm, and then died in February 2007.

Villager Engaged in the Persecution in Wendeng City, Shandong Province Received Karmic Retribution and Died

Around New Year's Day of 2007, Shen Lianping of Guojiadian Village, Songcun Town, Wendeng City, Shandong Province reported a fellow villager, practitioner Guo Gang (pseudonym) to the police. Guo Gang was then sentenced to one year at a forced labor camp.

One month later, Shen Lianping had an accident when he was driving a tractor for transporting wood. The overloaded tractor hit a tree when coming down a hill. Shen was struck by a piece of wood in his lower back and died.

Former Head of Li County Education Bureau Died as a Result of Engaging in the Persecution

Li Yongzhi, male, 54, former Head of the Li County Education Bureau, who had been persecuting Falun Gong practitioners, developed a brain tumor. He died on March 6, 2007 due to bleeding in the brain.

When he was the head of Li County Education Bureau, he gave instructions to Zhu Guoyu, the Party Secretary of Disciplinary Inspection, to persecute Dafa practitioners. Two practitioners were sent to a forced labor camp and many were heavily fined. Once Li Yongzhi brought two practitioners who previously had cancer to his office and said, "There is nothing good in practicing Falun Gong, and you must stop because the government does not allow it." The two practitioners told him that Falun Gong only led people to be good people and had cured their cancer, after medical professionals had failed. Li Yongzhi became mad and yelled at them, "The government doesn't allow it, so you mustn't do it!" while hitting the desk loudly.

Li Yongzhi and Zhu Guoyu illegally sent practitioners Chen Xiyan and Yan Zhiqiang to a forced labor camp, which resulted in Cheng Xiyan's father passing away from grief. Although the county Party Committee permitted Yan Zhiqiang to have his job back, Li Yongzhi and Zhu Guoyu did not let him go back to work by abusing the power of their positions.

Li Yongzhi extorted many practitioners for 1,000 yuan by threatening their families. He arrested practitioners and sent them to local brainwashing centers. Some practitioners had their old diseases recur from the persecution, and others lost their families. Li Yongzhi and Zhu Yuguo also used their power to try to force students and teachers to turn against Falun Gong.

Li Yongzhi refused to listen to the facts about Falun Gong. Practitioners put up banners reading "Falun Dafa is Good" on the pole in front of his home. He not only destroyed the banners, but also swore at Dafa and Dafa practitioners for several days.