SOS Letter Found in Halloween Decoration Kit

Julie Keith (© NTDTV)
Julie Keith (© NTDTV)

December 23, The Oregonian reported that a graveyard kit worth US $29.99 surprised Oregon resident Julie Keith. Among artificial skeletons, tombstones and spider webs, Keith found a disturbing letter from inside a Chinese labor camp that produced the kit. The letter’s words – a mix of Chinese and English – were a cry for help, but the letter bore no signature.

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The letter discovered by Julie Keith. (Julie Keith/Facebook)

It read:

The letter also said the graveyard kit was 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.”

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Screenshot of Julie Keith. (NTDTV)

A shocked Ms Keith posted the letter to Facebook to spread the plea for help. The Oregonian reported:

NTD Television has already interviewed several overseas Falun Gong Practitioners who had previously been detained in Masanjia Labor Camp for their beliefs. The Practitioners reported working very long hours, with no weekends or breaks, for little or no money.

They produced sweaters or handicrafts that were often toxic. Practitioners unwilling to renounce their faith had their persecution doubled. Contact with the outside was completely cut off for all detainees. If an attempt to seek help were discovered, severe punishment – or even disappearance – would result.

Practitioners from Beijing and Changchun have confirmed that slave labor, brainwashing and cruel torture are not isolated to Masanjia, but have taken place in other labor camps and detention centers.

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Screenshot of Masanjia Labor Camp.

Chang Shige of Changchun City spoke of the intolerable pain endured, and the unbelievable approach taken. “Now it’s exposed to the international community, the forced labor camp may have also started a thorough investigation into this matter. I hope the righteous people, overseas media and organizations will all stand up to stop the persecution.”

The Oregonian reported:

Sears Holdings Corporation, owner of the kit’s seller Kmart, stated in a release that termination of business would result if the use of forced labor were confirmed upon investigation.

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