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Oregon mother Julie Keith expected to find Styrofoam headstones in the graveyard kit she bought at Kmart for Halloween.



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What she didn't expect was a desperate plea for help from one of the Chinese laborers forced to make the holiday decorations in brutal conditions. The 42-year-old charity worker from Portland discovered the chilling letter hidden between the two novelty headstones when she opened the kit in October.


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Link to the Daily mail article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ ... en-decorations.html

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Post time 2012-12-28 01:55:47 |Display all floors
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Post time 2012-12-28 02:01:59 |Display all floors
and wondering what happened next?

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1584austin Post time: 2012-12-27 23:01
and wondering what happened next?

Me too. Its luck it went into the hands of someone who comes from an influential state.

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manoj10 Post time: 2012-12-28 02:34
Me too. Its luck it went into the hands of someone who comes from an influential state.

yes you are probably spot on with that

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This post was edited by Eudaimonia at 2012-12-28 02:48

Here's some more of the article...

The China director at Human Rights Watch, Sophie Richardson, told The Oregonian that the origin or authenticity of the letter couldn't be confirmed.

'We're in no position to confirm the veracity or origin of this,' she said. 'I think it is fair to say the conditions described in the letter certainly conform to what we know about conditions in re-education through labor camps.'

China's re-education through labor is a system of punishment that allows for detention without trial.
Masanjia labor camp is located in the industrialized capital of the Liaoning Province in northeast China.
'If this thing is the real deal, that's somebody saying please help me, please know about me, please react,' Richardson told The Oregonian. 'That's our job.' Keith certainly thinks it is genuine.

She said she analyzed the product packaging and showed it to a Chinese co-worker at the Portland Goodwill store, where she is a donations manager, and they thought it looked authentic.
'I fully believe it is real,' she told Fox News, describing how the headstones where the letter was found were sealed together and the box was closed with tape.

'It had to [have] come from where they said.'

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations is looking into the note. Keith said she had handed over the box of decorations and the letter to ICE agents to help in the investigation.

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Sears Holdings Corporation, which owns Kmart, said in a statement that it was also investigating the matter.

'Sears Holdings has a Global Compliance Program which helps to ensure that vendors and factories producing merchandise for our company adhere to specific Program Requirements, and all local laws pertaining to employment standards and workplace practices,' the company said.

'Failure to comply with any of the Program Requirements, including the use of forced labor, may result in a loss of business or factory termination.'

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Post time 2012-12-28 02:57:40 |Display all floors
This is ugly, from a labor camp ? I thought this things existed only during Mao times. How come the modern world can tolerate and buy this stuffs produced by the exploited people.

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