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A Hidden Note Reveals China's Labor Camps

BY RELEVANT CURRENT / GLOBAL / ISSUE 65 August 19, 2013

Last year, an Oregon woman discovered a hand-written letter inside of a bag of Halloween decorations from K-Mart. The note read, in part: “Please kindly resend this letter to the World Human Right Organization. Thousands people here who are under the persicution [SIC] of the Chinese Communist Party Government will thank and remember you forever.”

Recently, The New York Times found the man who wrote it. He’s a former inmate of the Masanjia labor camp, where he was imprisoned for his religion. Prisoners there are subjected to torture and horrible living conditions while being forced to help manufacture products like the Halloween decorations. A researcher at Amnesty Inter-national told The New York Times there are as many as 300 such labor camps in China.

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