(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.

1. Party Secretary Died in a Car Accident at the Hunan University of Arts and Science

On May 5, 2008, Yang Wanzhu died in a car accident at the age of 61. Yang Wanzhu was former Assistant Mayor of Changde City and he was in charge of city construction. He also recently retired as Party Secretary at the Hunan University of Arts and Science. It was said that Yang Wanzhu was driving a car himself and smashed into a bridge pier. The car was wrecked and Yang Wanzhu died. The scene was very miserable.

Since 1999, Yang Wanzhu had been following the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) closely to persecute Falun Gong and Falun Gong practitioners. He also published numerous articles in newspapers and magazines to defame Falun Gong, which gradually took him to the verge of destruction. Many local people were saying in private that Yang Wanzhu received retribution.

2. 610 Office Staff Member Received Retribution in Xinyi City, Jiangsu Province

Honghua Town in Tancheng County, Shandong Province is very close to Xinyi City in Jiangsu Province. There is only several kilometers between them. Therefore, people who live in Honghua Town often go to Xinyi City for shopping. One day in the first half of the year 2002, four Falun Gong practitioners in Honghua Town drove a tricycle to Xinyi City and posted banners on the street that carried the messages "Falun Dafa is good", "'Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance is good" and "Falun Dafa is the righteous way" etc. They were arrested by Xinyi City police and detained in the Xinyi City detention center. They were then sentenced to 7 to 9 years of detention. Later when these practitioners were transferred from Xinyi to Hongzehu Prison, the accompanying car hit a big truck soon after leaving Xinyi City. A "610 Office" main officer surnamed Yang was crippled in both legs, and will have to walk with crutches for the rest of his life.

3. Assistant Head of Police Died of a Heart Attack in Xinyi City, Jiangsu Province

During July 19 - 23, 2003, Xinyi City police in Jiangsu Province worked with the local "610 Office," arresting 7 Falun Gong practitioners. The police acted like robbers and took away any money they saw. An elderly couple, whose permanent residence was in Chongqing City, had worked hard running a small business and saved 8,500 yuan in the bank. The police forced them to withdraw the money and hand it over. The couple was released after the illegal detention term expired, but the money has still not been returned to them.

Jiang Xinjian was Assistant Head in Xinyi Police Station, and a person in charge of the National Security Bureau, as well as a main officer in the Traffic Police Division. He was more than 40 years old, with a height of around 1.89 meters (6' 2"). He actively worked with the "610 Office" in persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners. According to Jiangsu Legal News, when Jiang was on duty one day in May 2005, he was hit by a car. At that time he was carrying a cell phone and was speaking with the police headquarters, and the conversation stopped. Two hours later, he was found lying on the roadside, already dead from a heart attack.

4. Former Party Secretary Li Hongbin Received Retribution and Died in Minchi County, Henan Province

When Jiang's Regime started to persecute Dafa on July 20, 1999, Li Hongbin was Party Secretary in Minchi County, Henan Province. He exhausted resources to make arrangements for persecuting Falun Gong. In August 1999, he forcibly gathered practitioners in the county and sent them to a brainwashing center. In 2000, he was fighting with another officer over a female host at the county television station. As a result, the female host and her daughter were killed by a bomb. Because of that, Li Hongbin was demoted to the Political Consulting Committee in Sanmenxia City, Henan Province. During May 1 - 3, Li Hongbin and others drove to Tibet to take photos. The car was involved in an accident and he died.