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The SOS Note Hidden In a Halloween Toy

From a labour camp in China, Sun Yi wrote a secret message detailing the conditions there and smuggled it out in Halloween decorations.

From his labour camp in China, Sun Yi wrote a secret message detailing the conditions where he was being kept. He smuggled it out in Halloween decorations that were eventually bought in the United States. When Julie Keith found the SOS note, in a box of fake headstones, she contacted the local press and the story became international news.

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Image: Sun Yi and his letter which was found by Julie Keith
Credit: Marcus Fung

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