Chinese newspapers have been piecing together Foxconn worker Sun Danyong's final hours, and claim to have recovered his final text message to his girlfriend, sent two hours before he died. It's clear something horrible was happening to him:
"My dear, I'm sorry, go back home tomorrow, something has happened to me, please don't tell my family, don't contact me, this is the first time that I have ever begged you, please agree to that! I am so sorry!"
And in what is reportedly his final online chat—supposedly verified as authentic—Sun tells a friend he never stole the phone, and thinks it was swiped. He also again implies that he was tortured, or at least forcefully detained and interrogated with physical force, clearly contradicting what Foxconn's security chief told a Chinese paper:
"Even at a police station, the law says force must never be used, much less in a corporate office. I was just a suspect, my dear head of security, so what reason and right do you have to confine me and use force?
If Foxconn is directly involved in his death, it and all of its executives could go bankrupt a million times over and that would still not even come to close to justice for Sun Danyong. [The New Yorker]