The Peoples' Liberation Army is in business, but it is not the business of liberating people . . .
Halloween Decorations Carry Haunting Message of Forced Labor
This is what Julie Keith found scribbled onto paper and folded into eighths, tucked between two Styrofoam headstones (Halloween decorations):
If you occasionally buy this product, please kindly resend this letter to the World Human Right Organization. Thousands people here who are under the persicution of the Chinese Communist Party Government will thank and remember you forever."
The letter read states that the Halloween decorations were made in unit 8, department 2 of the Masanjia Labor Camp in Shenyang, China.
People who work here have to work 15 hours a day without Saturday, Sunday break and any holidays. Otherwise, they will suffer torturement, beat and rude remark. Nearly no payment (10 yuan/1 month)."
Ten yuan is equivalent to $1.61.
People who work here, suffer punishment 1-3 years averagely, but without Court Sentence (unlaw punishment). Many of them are Falun Gong practitioners, who are totally innocent people only because they have different believe to CCPG. They often suffer more punishment than others."
The letter was not signed.
Julie Keith now checks the label of everything she buys.
I do the same. I won't buy it if it's made in China.