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Former Xinjiang teachers claim brainwashing, abuse in mass centers

As she witnessed horror after horror and was prepared by others, Sayragul Sauytbay, who said she was a former employee of one of China's extensive network of alleged detention camps in Xinjiang Province, promised to one day tell the world what she saw. "I knew that all people were not guilty of anything," she said. "I couldn't do anything to help them avoid suffering. That's why I decided one day to publish what's going on there." "China has lied to the international community when it is said that it is not concentration camps, not prisons, and that they teach Muslim skills and trades," she said. "It's not true at all because I saw it with my own eyes." Sauytbay says she fled her job in a Xinjiang camp in 201 8 and fled to Kazakhstan where she was associated with her family shortly before being picked up by the Kazakh authorities to cross into the country with forged documents. She asks for asylum in the country. In response to Sauytbay's claims, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said she had "twisted facts" about the camps and claimed that Sauytbay was still in financial debt in China. Lägrena years, China's government has opened a network of camps in Xinjiang. Uyghurs, a predominantly Muslim ethnic minority, have been sent to the camps in large numbers. The State Department in the United States estimates that as many as 2 million people could have gone through the detention system in recent years. Kazakhs, Kyrgyzstan and other…

As she witnessed horror after horror and was prepared by others, Sayragul Sauytbay, who said she was a former employee of one of China’s extensive network of alleged detention camps in Xinjiang Province, promised to one day tell the world what she saw.

“I knew that all people were not guilty of anything,” she said. “I couldn’t do anything to help them avoid suffering. That’s why I decided one day to publish what’s going on there.”

“China has lied to the international community when it is said that it is not concentration camps, not prisons, and that they teach Muslim skills and trades,” she said. “It’s not true at all because I saw it with my own eyes.”

Sauytbay says she fled her job in a Xinjiang camp in 201

8 and fled to Kazakhstan where she was associated with her family shortly before being picked up by the Kazakh authorities to cross into the country with forged documents. She asks for asylum in the country.

In response to Sauytbay’s claims, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said she had “twisted facts” about the camps and claimed that Sauytbay was still in financial debt in China.

 Formerly Xinjiang camp teacher Sayragul Sauytbay who fled to Almaty, Kazakhstan, to escape from the Chinese government.

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years, China’s government has opened a network of camps in Xinjiang. Uyghurs, a predominantly Muslim ethnic minority, have been sent to the camps in large numbers.

The State Department in the United States estimates that as many as 2 million people could have gone through the detention system in recent years.

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Kazakhs, Kyrgyzstan and other Central Asian ethnic groups have also been camped.

Western governments, including the United States, and rights groups have said that the camps are no more than arbitrary detention centers, destined to eradicate Uyghur culture and Islamic practices from China’s westernmost province.

China denies this. The Chinese government has repeatedly argued that the camps are voluntary “vocational training centers”.

Some ex-prisoners who have succeeded in leaving have told about torture and forced political indoctrination, which they claim is due to their Islamic beliefs.

Policies for Sinicization

Sauytbay is an ethnic Kazakh, raised in Xinjiang. In 2016, her husband and two children left the Chinese region for neighboring Kazakhstan, but Sauytbay stayed behind. As a Kazakh who was also a member of the ruling Communist Party, she said her journey was limited.

She carried a kindergarten when she said the authorities demanded that she move to one of the camps. Chinese teaching was ideal for her, she said, as she was fluent in both Kazakh and Chinese.

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On arrival, she said she quickly discovered that her job would require more than teaching.

“They told me there is a policy of censorship going on,” she said, referring to the process of making the country’s minorities more like the Chinese majority. “They once said,” We will turn the best of them to Hans while we oppress and destroy the bad. “This policy is underway now.”

Sauytbay learned that they would be loyal to the Communist Party as “Chinese” people.

“They told me they would say to them:” The Communist Party has led you to today. The fact that you live is thanks to the Communist Party. You made a mistake by not knowing the Chinese language. of your knowledge of the Chinese language is a treason of the state, “she said.

This is consistent with the accounts of many ex-prisoners, including Kairat Samarhan, a former prisoner who told CNN he had to stand hours in the end, chanting “long live Xi Jinping” in a node to China’s president.

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Penalty

Sauytbay said there were severe penalties for those who did not do enough “progress” to learn the language or even traditional Chinese terms for things like funerals and holidays.

” Those who cannot learn fast enough or face the daily goals are deprived of food. The food itself is so poor. For three meals, they give rice porridge, a bowl of it and a bread … They are also subject to sleep deprivation, “she said.

For those who did not easily learn or who fought the ideology, Sauytbay also claimed darker methods for coercion was used.

The teacher claimed that a friend of the nurse told her about injections and medications given to the Uyghur prisoners, although Sauytbay never witnessed it himself.

But sometimes after prisoners were incessantly taken out of their cells, they would return the app

The Chinese government did not confirm or denied Sauytbay’s allegations, but an Amnesty International spokesman said the group had heard similar allegations of forced injections.

Terrible terms , the daily life of the camps can be terrible for those inside said Sauytbay. Rooms where people slept were overcrowded and caring. The beds were in the same room.

“A bucket with a lid is used as a toilet. When the bucket is full, it is, “she said.

She said that people did not have the freedom to ask the guards to use the toilet or bucket in another space.” This is a fascist way of torturing people during the 21st.

Sauytbay also suspects other addictions, such as sexual violence, may have been committed to some of the female inmates. [The guards] “Remove girls from there and after a long time they take them back, sometimes in the middle of the night. When they bring them in, any normal person can see what kind of torture they have gone through, “she said.

” When they come back, they become another person. I think they are doing all kinds of torture against them and being subjected to sexual abuse against them. “

She says that most of the women who were removed were young and unmarried, usually around the age of 20.

” Living witness “

Sauytbay became internationally renowned last year after she fled the camp she was working in and made her way to Kazakhstan in an attempt to reunite with her family. [19659002] She was captured in May by the Kazakh authorities and accused of illegal

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