A Tweet, A Year In A Labor Camp, And Now An Appeal

May 25, 2012 Full story: WNED

In April 2011, retired forestry official Fang Hong posted a scatological tweet, mocking a powerful Chinese politician, Bo Xilai, the Chongqing party secretary.

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#1 May 27, 2012
Wow, what a free and democratic country! And it's nice to see that China has human rights.

Sent to a labour camp just for mocking a government official? Hurray for his human rights!!!

"When Fang was inside the camp, he worked for as many as 14 hours a day. Initially he made Christmas tree lights for export to Germany.

"A skilled worker at the company welds 4,300 lights a day, but we welded 6,500 lights a day each," he says. "If you didn't finish, you weren't allowed to eat meat, buy cigarettes or sleep at night, and your sentence might be extended. We earned one U.S. dollar, 25 cents a month."

Those who did not make their quota were sometimes even beaten, he says, with the pressure rising in the summer when orders had to be filled for export in time for Christmas. Later he made wiring for laptop computers."

Wow, forced labour and the Christmas lights were sent to Germany! Merry Christmas, Germany! Hurray for Chinese human rights!
RayH

Shenzhen, China

#2 May 27, 2012
DISCLOSURE 2012 wrote:
Wow, what a free and democratic country! And it's nice to see that China has human rights.
Sent to a labour camp just for mocking a government official? Hurray for his human rights!!!
"When Fang was inside the camp, he worked for as many as 14 hours a day. Initially he made Christmas tree lights for export to Germany.
"A skilled worker at the company welds 4,300 lights a day, but we welded 6,500 lights a day each," he says. "If you didn't finish, you weren't allowed to eat meat, buy cigarettes or sleep at night, and your sentence might be extended. We earned one U.S. dollar, 25 cents a month."
Those who did not make their quota were sometimes even beaten, he says, with the pressure rising in the summer when orders had to be filled for export in time for Christmas. Later he made wiring for laptop computers."
Wow, forced labour and the Christmas lights were sent to Germany! Merry Christmas, Germany! Hurray for Chinese human rights!
How's your U.S. prison labor produced goods in the South coming along? Did you get your T-shirt?

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#3 May 28, 2012
RayH wrote:
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How's your U.S. prison labor produced goods in the South coming along? Did you get your T-shirt?
American prisoners get paid for their work and they can even continue their education! Last time I checked no American was sent to prison or a labour camp just because the mocked Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama.

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