(Clearwisdom.net) Editors' note: In both Western and Chinese cultures, 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 acts that are in harmony with this principle, while doing things 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.

Wang Xueping, head of Suizhong County Detention Center, and his wife, Shi Yujun, an office director with the Suizhong Town Police Station in Huludao City, Liaoning Province, have both participated in the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners since July 1999. They arrested many practitioners, beating them, trying to brainwash them, and ransacking their homes. When Wang was the head of the detention center, practitioner Fan Dezhen was tortured to death.

Shi Yujun participated in the arrests of practitioners in late February 2008. At the time she felt unwell and, shortly after, had a stroke. Despite many different forms of treatment in several hospitals, she failed to improve. Instead, she got worse and is now half-paralyzed, bringing great suffering to herself and her family.

Liu Jianjun, Changli County Party Secretary, Stabbed Three Times

Liu Jianjun is the Changli County Party secretary in Qinhuangdao, Hebei Province. He and his family went to Beidiahe, a beach resort, for vacation at the end of May 2009. When Liu got out of his car in front of the Wildlife Park entrance, three unidentified men in police uniforms handcuffed him. Liu struggled and was stabbed three times in the chest, arms, and legs. Liu was immediately taken to a hospital for emergency treatment.

Since Liu Jianjun became the county Party secretary three years ago, the Changli County government officials have never stopped harassing, arresting, robbing, and extorting property from Dafa practitioners. During the Olympics in 2008, in particular, more than a dozen practitioners were incarcerated in detention centers without going through any legitimate, official procedures. As of today, three practitioners are still being held. Yang Heping is in the Changli County Detention Center, Ms. Zhu Yanmei was sentenced to forced labor at the Kaiping Women's Forced Labor Camp, and Jing Dechun was sentenced to forced labor at the Baoding Forced Labor Camp.

July 4, 2009