Tesco withdraws Christmas cards after forced labour claims

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Tesco has stopped the production of its charity Christmas cards after a six-year-old girl found a note allegedly from a prisoner in a Chinese warehouse forced to work.

Florence Widdicombe, 6, from South London found a message written inside one of the cards that said: “We are foreign prisoners in Shanghai Qinqpu prison China. Forced to work against our will. Please help us and notify human rights organization.”

The note also urged for whoever found the note to contact former journalist Peter Humphrey, who spent 23 months in the same prison according to the Sunday Times.

Humphrey said he contacted his former ex-prisoners. One prisoner said the inmates in the foreign prisoner unit had been picking and packing Tesco cards for at least two years.

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