Uygur woman describes torture in China’s Xinjiang ‘vocational training’ camps
An Uyghur woman has described torture and abuse she said she experienced at an internment camp in China’s western Xinjiang region. Speaking at a US Congressional hearing on November 28, Mihrigul Tursun, 29, said she was detained three times since traveling back to China in 2015. She said her four-month-old son, who was separated from her, died without explanation during one period inside one of what China describes as “vocational training centres”. Tursun also said she was electrocuted while in the facility, and witnessed nine other women die during a three-month detention. China’s embassy in Washington has not responded to media requests for comment on Tursun’s statements.