(Clearwisdom.net) Shortly before the Spring Festival, the Qinglong County Public Security Bureau of Hebei Province, local 610 Office, and other township governments recruited two dozen people to distort, defame, and attack Falun Dafa on TV. Many of them have never practiced Falun Gong before. For 50 Yuan [Chinese currency, an average urban worker's wage is 500 Yuan per month] and with their travel expenses covered, the participants were made to commit these crimes.

For example, one man who made his living by gambling said very candidly on TV that he practiced Falun Gong.

Someone named Du San, whose wife died 7 years ago, said that his whole family practices Falun Gong and that his wife died from the practice.

After Du San lied on TV, he rode to a friend's house on his bike but fell accidentally on the way there. He landed so hard that two of his teeth were knocked out. Afterwards, his friends said, "Why did you do something so bad? Isn't this immediate karmic retribution?"

[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.]