(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 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.

Zhao Minglei, current deputy mayor of Hengshui City and formerly Jing County’s Party Secretary, now lies in a hospital in Beijing suffering from late-stage lung cancer, living a life worse than death. Could it be because he was one of the die-hard followers of the dictator Jiang Zemin in persecuting Falun Gong?

An old Chinese adage says, "The whole family suffers retribution should one member commit evildoings," and ever since Zhao Minglei started taking part in persecuting Falun Gong, many disastrous occurrences have been visited upon his family members. On September 25, 1999 (lunar calendar), his mother suffered a stroke, and later in October of 2004, she committed suicide by drinking agricultural insecticides. On December 25, 2001, his sister-in-law died of a heart attack, and the next day at her funeral, his brother-in-law died suddenly at the tomb site. Almost at the same time, Zhao Minglei’s wife broke her arms.

About Zhao Minglei

Zhao Minglei was originally from Zaoqiang County, Hengshui City, Hebei Province. He was once Jing County’s Communist Party Secretary and is currently deputy mayor of Hengshui City. This vicious person is chiefly responsible for every action taken in the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in Jing County.

In order to achieve his own political ambitions and advancement, while still only Jing County’s Party Secretary, Zhao closely followed Jiang’s gang, and in the process he cruelly persecuted kind and peaceful practitioners. He committed countless acts of persecution including breaking up numerous families, separating children from their parents, spreading homelessness, causing deaths, and destroying more than 1,000 families.

Before the persecution officially began on July 20, 1999, Zhao Minglei had already been following Jiang's dictates, manipulating the Communist Party Committee in Jing County and those of the surrounding towns and villages. He was also secretly organizing branches of the 610 Office, arranging persecution plans, collecting practitioner’s names, and plotting to have the practitioners' leaders rounded up. These were preparations he made before the open and formal persecution began.

After the persecution started, Zhao Minglei forced the departments under him to illegally sentence practitioners to forced labor camps. On January 19, 2001 (when people were just getting ready for the lunar new year), 23 practitioners were sent to forced labor camps. This was under the guidelines and quota set up by Zhao Minglei, Yang Wenjhun, and Ju Zhaokun.

The Crimes Carried Out by Jing County Officials under Zhao Minglei’s Instructions

a) In November 1999 Mr. Liu Lianyi, a practitioner from Liang Ji Village, died from persecution in Jing County’s detention center.

Before cultivating Falun Dafa, Mr. Liu was bedridden, dying from many incurable illnesses. After obtaining Dafa, however, he vomited two buckets of blood and miraculously recovered his health. When the authorities asked whether he would still practice Falun Gong, Mr. Liu said, "Yes, because Dafa is so good." Afterwards, Mr. Liu was persecuted many times. Twice he was put behind bars. Finally he was beaten to death in the Jing County detention center. The killers responsible are still at large and have yet to be reprimanded and lawfully charged.

b) Under Zhao Minglei’s instructions, the 610 Office and its agents in Jing County illegally sentenced five practitioners to prison: Ma Guifeng received 10 years, Meng Fansheng 10 years, Bai Changge 3 years, Chen Yongdong 3.5 years, and Sun Lianjun 3.5 years.

c) Zhao Minglei and the 610 Office, along with their assistants, sentenced 26 practitioners to forced labor. They were: Sun Yanyun, Wang Xiujie, Li Ruilan, Liu Chunlin, Sun Lianping, Sun Lianying, Du Hongcai, Zhang Guizhen, Ge Xiuli, Cao Guizhen, Xia Tongliang, Wang Junying, Sun Chunyi, Zhao Yongfeng, Zhang Xiufen, Ma Lizhi, Bai Fengkai, Zhang Lanjun, Liu Aiying, Wang Xiuming, Xin Mingling, Wang Aiping, Sun Shuying, Li Xiukun, Wan Zhongming, and Yang Lanqi. When the labor camps refused to accept these illegally sentenced practitioners, Zhao Minglei instructed his assistants to bribe the camp officials with large sums of money, finally succeeding in getting the practitioners admitted. Utilizing the people’s hard-earned income tax money, stained with their sweat and blood, Zhao Minglei gained the position of deputy mayor of Jing County.

d) Zhao Minglei used the 610 Office, Public Safety Bureau, and every village and town’s "transformation" centers (brainwashing centers) to detain nearly 1,000 practitioners.

e) According to incomplete statistics, Jing County’s 610 Office, Public Safety Bureau, detention center, and the governments of individual towns and villages have extorted nearly one million yuan from practitioners and their families.

f) Under Zhao Minglei’s direction, more than 10 practitioners have become homeless and are unable to return to their families.

g) Family members of practitioners and their relatives and friends have also been involved. They, too, have suffered greatly from the persecution. On every so-called "sensitive date," all practitioners and their family members have been harassed.

h) Zhao Minglei saw to it that the 610 Office in Jing County set up a so-called "Jing County Law System School" (brainwashing center) which is actually unconstitutional, a violation of human rights and a kind of private jail and illegal organization. Those practitioners who were taken to this place suffered inhumane treatment. They were not allowed to go to the toilet, were forced to run and to dance for extended periods, were forced to watch movies smearing Dafa, and were forced to attend sessions slandering Dafa. The authorities beat and cursed practitioners and brought in family members who were non-practitioners to scold and beat practitioners. They even had practitioners' children cry outside the center. (Wang Yinju’s child cried just outside the center for two days.) They tried to induce family members to hate practitioners. They also fined each arrested practitioner 300 "yuan".

i) Ordering all personnel, including party secretaries of towns and villages, to submit "guarantee statements", Zhao Minglei threatened his subordinates with their jobs if they didn’t do well spying, watching, and jailing practitioners.

Officials at all levels have been utilized as persecution tools by Jiang’s regime. Falun Gong practitioners, on the other hand,

have patiently explained the truth without complaint even in the face of severe persecution. This is all for the sake of your future and your everlasting life. To those who persecute Dafa, every one of you should be responsible for what you have done and for what you are still doing. What comes around goes around. The Law of the universe will never change, but you have the choice to select your own future. If you wake up now and repent, it’s still not too late. Otherwise, when the final day comes, it will be too late.