(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 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.]

On September 7, 2002, officials in the security departments and police stations of Zhoukou City, Henan Province attended a two-day professional conference in the Chunhui Hotel in Zhoukou. After the last meal in the conference facilities, almost all the officials experienced symptoms of food poisoning during their trips home, including dizziness, nausea and diarrhea. They received treatment in the hospital right after they arrived home. It was said that 72 police officials were hospitalized.

Food poisoning? Was the incident accidental or karmic retribution for the crimes these people have committed against Falun Gong? In any case, the heads of the security departments and local police stations of Zhoukou City were amongst those who had to receive treatment.

People in the city talked about the incident. An elderly man said in disgust, "The security officials in Zhoukou City have done nothing but evil these past few years. Following their boss' instructions, they have persecuted those who believe in Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance. They torture Falun Gong practitioners, shackle them, beat them with electric batons and force-feed them with tubes. They have used all vicious means to brutalize Falun Gong practitioners. I think this incident is more about karmic retribution than anything else. If they don't repent, more is awaiting them."