“We had to do many mentally oppressive and cruel things” - my interview with Sayragul Sauytbay on her work as a re-education centre instructor in Xinjiang.
Detailed interview with former Xinjiang re-education instructor. She never witnessed anybody being released and was herself threatened with 1-3 years of internment. Inmates were malnourished and too fearful to speak even a single word.
This brave woman is exposing what she saw when she worked in one of China's highly secretive re-education camps in Xinjiang where many Uighurs & other minorities are imprisoned.
Shortly after she described from the safety of exile the fearful silence that hundreds of thousands of Uighur Muslims endure in China's "re-education" centers of detention, China arrested her sister and two friends in retaliation.
A look into the horrors of re-education camps in Xinjiang with a first-person account from a former instructor | by #ChinaCERD #CERD96
“She is the only person who has worked in a re-education camp and come out of there alive.”
Does anyone get out of #Xinjiang political education camps? "In her time there, she was not aware of any detainees being released."
‘Everyone was silent, endlessly mute’: Former Chinese re-education instructor speaks out /via
"The instruction resembled education, but she could discern no benefit. “All it brings is pain, scars and pressure,” she said." on #Xinjiang #China political education camps.
‘Everyone was silent, endlessly mute’: Former Chinese re-education instructor speaks out /via