(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 several instances of karmic retribution to people who engaged in persecuting Falun Gong.

Newspaper Editors Receive Retribution for Slandering Falun Dafa

The Chifeng Daily News in Inner Mongolia AR has published many articles slandering Falun Dafa since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started persecuting Falun Gong on July 20, 1999. It has poisoned many people and aggravated the persecution environment against Falun Gong practitioners. The newspaper's Editor-In-Chief, Wang Ran was responsible for the publication of these articles. In 2005, Wang Ran had an operation due to liver cancer and in 2006, he had a liver transplant. He died from complications after the operation, at the age of 53.

The Deputy Editor-In-Chief, Zhan Guolong had a car incident when he was on a trip to his hometown in 2008. Zhan, and two other passenger, including his mother, died instantly. He was 49. Zhan actively participated in slandering Falun Dafa when he was the Editor-In-Chief of the Hongshan Evening News.

Guard Han Lin of the Huhehoute City Number One Detention Center, Inner Mongolia AR Received Retribution

Guard Han Lin of the Huhehaote City Number One Detention Center, Inner Mongolia AR, died in a car accident while driving from Huhehaote to Beijing on April 5, 2003. It was said that he drove his jeep into a car that was parked on the side of a road.

Han Lin participated frequently in torturing Falun Gong practitioners. He once tortured practitioner Mr. Liu for 23 days. He also incited inmates to persecute Falun Gong practitioners.

Personnel in Wuxue City, Hubei Province, Received Retribution for Persecuting Falun Gong

Recently, people in Wuxue City who participated in persecuting Falun Gong have received retribution. There have been several cases within the past couple of years. Two are reported below.

Feng Hanwu, former Deputy County Executive of Huangmei County, Hubei Province, started his career advancement by persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. After he was promoted to Deputy Party Secretary of Wuxue City in charge of culture and education, he participated in persecuting Falun Gong practitioners in the culture and education systems. He was arrested on corruption charges in early 2009.

Pan Jihua was the former Executive Deputy Major, Deputy Party Secretary, and People's Congress Director of Wuxue City. During his term, many Falun Gong practitioners were arrested and imprisoned, for which he was ultimately responsible. He died in a car accident in 2008.