Christmas cards for ca. 13 kr. purchased in the international supermarkedsgigant Tesco turned out to contain much more than the classic ‘Merry Christmas’.
Inside the card was a handwritten cry for help.
the Message, which was authored by foreign prisoners in Shanghai's Qingpu prison in China, described how the inmates are being forced to work against their will, and how they are now asking for the public, alerts the international human rights organisations.
According to several british media, it was the six-year-old schoolgirl Florence Widdicombe from south London, who took the message, when she opened a package of ten charity christmas cards bought at Tesco.
While she was in the process of writing christmas cards to his close, she discovered that one of the cards was already written a greeting.
A greeting, which turned out to be anything other than julemunter.Suspend cooperation
The christmas cards are produced by the company ‘Zheijiang Yunguang Printing’, and so far Tesco has suspended production of julekortene.
it Turns out that the chinese partner has made the use of prison labour, they are going to set the cooperation.
"We would never allow prison labour in our vareforsyningskæde," says Tesco, according to BBC.Take hold of named journalist
In the message was literal, that the person who took the message, should contact Peter Humphrey.
A british journalist, who himself had been detained at the Qingpu prison some years ago.
The secret message in the julekortene breathes once again to the coals in the debate on the situation in the chinese prisons or labor camps, as several human rights organisations described as extremely dubious.
For six-year-old Florence, it was appalling to find the message, and to the BBC she says that it really affected her, since she understood what it was about:
"I felt shocked," says the little girl.Updated Date: 23 December 2019, 08:00