Tohnain Emmanuel Njong

Former Prisoner in a Chinese Slave-Labor Camp

Tohnain Emmanuel Njong is from Cameroon and migrated to China to teach English.  He was arrested for fraud, a crime he says he didn't commit, and was sent to a Chinese slave-labor camp. There he was forced to work 13 hours a day making shopping bags that were exported to the United States.

In 2012, a note that he hid in a Saks Fifth Avenue shopping bag was found by Stephanie Wilson of Social Accountability International. As a result, his story was widely publicized in the Western media, including The New Yorker. Eventually he was released for good behavior, and as of 2014 he was living in Dubai.

Last Updated: November 10, 2017