Kristine Lofgren

Shopper Finds a Cry for Help from "Chinese Prison Slave" Inside Her Saks Shopping Bag

by , 05/03/14
filed under: Ecouterre, News

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For one woman, an ordinary shopping day at Saks Fifth Avenue in Manhattan became something much more sinister. After arriving home with her purchases, Stephanie Wilson opened her shopping bag to find a note stuffed inside. The note was a plea for help from a prisoner working inside the Chinese factory that made the shopping bags. In his letter, which travelled over 7,000 miles to reach Wilson, he described the horrible working conditions through which he and his fellow inmates suffered, making a desperate cry for anyone who located the letter to do whatever possible to help.

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