Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Jul 2009 20:10 UTC, submitted by kaiwai
Hardware, Embedded Systems This is one sad story to report on. Sun Danyong, 25-year-old employee at Chinese manufacturing company Foxconn, has committed suicide after being subjected to apparently rather rigorous interrogation methods by Foxconn's Central Security Division. Danyong handled a shipment of 16 iPhone prototypes, and one of them went missing. Update: Apple responds: "We are saddened by the tragic loss of this young employee, and we are awaiting results of the investigations into his death. We require our suppliers to treat all workers with dignity and respect."
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RE: oh come on
by TechGeek on Tue 21st Jul 2009 23:37 UTC in reply to "oh come on"
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Well, its obvious you've never been oppressed. They probably didn't just work him over. They probably threatened him, his wife, his siblings, his parents. Considering the punishment, he may very well have thought that death was far easier than living with the knowledge that his entire family suffered because of his mistake.

Its easy to think that there is nothing anyone could do to you that would make you commit suicide. But what wouldn't some of us do to protect family? Its a whole other story when they put the pressure on someone else.

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