(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.

The following are three instances of karmic retribution to officials who engaged in the persecution of Falun Gong.

Zhang Quanhai, a Judicial Manager in Jiangjiatun Township, Dies from Karmic Retribution

Falun Dafa practitioners clarified the truth to Zhang Quanhai many times, however Zhang chose to continue monitoring and reporting on practitioners. As a result he eventually died from liver cancer. He was not yet 56 years old.

Mei Weidong, Deputy Secretary of the CCP Politics and Law Committee of Pengshan County, Sichuan Province Dies from Cancer

Mei Weidong was recognized by his superiors for his efforts in persecuting local Falun Gong practitioners. They made an exception and promoted Mei Weidong up several levels to Deputy Secretary of the Politics and Law Committee of Meishan City. On the night before the announcement, Mei Weidong went to the hospital where he was diagnosed with cancer. He died in late June 2009, at around the age of 40 years old.

Wang, Secretary of the Domestic Security Division Inspection Commission in Daqing City, Was Mistakenly Killed by Hit-man

At 8:14 a.m. on June 26, 2009, the Daqing City Police Department "110" call center (similar to 911 in the U.S.) received a call reporting that a black sedan had run into a concrete parapet wall in front of a home garage in the Hanlinwan, Yanhucheng Neighborhood of Gaoxin District. The man inside was bleeding from the head profusely.

According to investigators at the scene, it was confirmed that the deceased had been shot in the head. The deceased was a 46-year-old, surnamed Wang, who was a resident of one of the units in that building. He was the current secretary of the Domestic Security Division Inspection Commission in Daqing City. At 8:05 a.m. that day, Wang was about to leave for work. He backed his car out from the garage and was shot.

On the afternoon of July 6, 2009, the Daqing Police Department held a news conference announcing details of the case. Wang's death was the result of a financial dispute that escalated into the hiring of hit-men to assassinate someone. However, the two hit-men killed the wrong person.

The Daqing Police Department is the main perpetrator in the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in Daqing City.