Woman finds note from Chinese labor camp prisoner pleading for help in Halloween decorations box.
An Oregon woman is hoping to raise awareness about labor camps in China after she received a letter sealed in a toy box purportedly from a worker “under persecution.”
“Thousands people here who are under the persecution of the Chinese Communist Party Government will thank and remember you forever.”
“People who work here have to work 15 hours a day without Saturday, Sunday break and any holidays. Otherwise, they will suffer (punishment), beat and rude remark. Nearly no payment (10 yuan/1 month).”
Ten yuan is about $1.60.
For decades, China has run labor camps for alleged troublemakers. Laborers are sentenced to years of work without formal arrest or trial.