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Chinese Authorities Investigate Foxconn Suicide

Earlier this week, word got out that a Foxconn employee in charge of 16 next generation iPhones committed suicide because of the interrogation methods he suffered after he lost one of the devices. Today reports say that the security official responsible has been turned over to the Chinese authorities.

Foxconn released a statement earlier in the week that said the security official involved may have used inappropriate techniques when it came to interrogating 25 year old Sun Danyong. These included searching the man's house, holding him in solitary confinement and possibly physical abuse. The company apologized and said the employee had been suspended without pay pending an investigation.

According to Bloomberg, Foxconn's parent company Hon Hai Inc. has turned the case over to authorities. Apple has also released a statement on the matter. “We are saddened by the tragic loss of this employee," Steve Dowling, a spokesman for Cupertino, California-based Apple said. “We require that our suppliers treat all workers with dignity and respect.”