(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 with due retribution. Articles such as this one are meant as compassionate reminders of this principle to those who 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.

Duan Dajun, Director of the Zaolin Police Station in Nanyang City, Henan Province, Died of a Heart Attack

Duan Dajun, director of the Zaolin Police Station of the Wancheng District Police Department in Nanyang City, Henan Province, died from acute illness on January 9, 2009. Duan Dajun was born in Nanyang in 1966. He was an officer in the Wancheng District Police Department, then vice squad party chief, and later chief of the Zaolin Police Station. He was an accomplice of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) in the persecution of Falun Gong. At around 5:00 p.m. on January 9, 2009, Duan Dajun died as he walked past the gate of the City Cotton Spinning Group. An autopsy at the city hospital revealed that he died of a heart attack.

Wang Zuren, Village Resident of Shandong Province

Wang Zuren was the director of the No. 3 District in Zhangjia Village, Shidao Township, Rongcheng City, Shandong Province. Since 1999 he had closely followed the CCP in the persecution of Falun Gong. He hid near the homes of practitioners and monitored their activities. In these past years, he persecuted cultivators relentlessly and refused to repent. Wang Zuren died in late 2008. His skin had festered in multiple locations, and he was in extreme pain when he died.

Director of Linxi County Ranch, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia

Liu Yiheng, director of the Longping Ranch Police Station in Linxi County, Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, persecuted practitioners since 1999. Liu Yiheng even threatened the family members of practitioners. In early October 2003, Liu Yiheng was killed by a thief with a knife. He was in his forties when he died.