A clever Chinese worker smuggled the note above into a Halloween decoration which was later bought at a K-Mart store in Oregon, and the woman who discovered the note felt compelled to share it with the world.
Whether this note is a fake or not is still being debated, but Sophie Richardson from the Human Rights Watch claims:
We’re in no position to confirm the veracity or origin of this….
I think it is fair to say the conditions described in the letter certainly conform to what we know about conditions in…labor camps….
If this thing is the real deal, that’s somebody saying, “Please help me, please know about me, please react.” That’s our job.