Uygher camps "system of mass rape, sexual abuse and torture"

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Via Sinocism: 'Their goal is to destroy everyone': Uighur camp detainees allege systematic rape – BBC News First-hand accounts from inside the internment camps are rare, but several former detainees and a guard have told the BBC they experienced or saw evidence of an organised system of mass rape, sexual abuse and torture. Tursunay Ziawudun, The post Uygher camps "system of mass rape, sexual abuse and torture" appeared first on MacroBusiness.
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'Their goal is to destroy everyone': Uighur camp detainees allege systematic rape – BBC News

First-hand accounts from inside the internment camps are rare, but several former detainees and a guard have told the BBC they experienced or saw evidence of an organised system of mass rape, sexual abuse and torture.

Tursunay Ziawudun, who fled Xinjiang after her release and is now in the US, said women were removed from the cells "every night" and raped by one or more masked Chinese men. She said she was tortured and later gang-raped on three occasions, each time by two or three men…

It is impossible to verify Ziawudun's account completely because of the severe restrictions China places on reporters in the country, but travel documents and immigration records she provided to the BBC corroborate the timeline of her story. Her descriptions of the camp in Xinyuan county – known in Uighur as Kunes county – match satellite imagery analysed by the BBC, and her descriptions of daily life inside the camp, as well as the nature and methods of the abuse, correspond with other accounts from former detainees…

The Chinese government did not respond directly to questions from the BBC about allegations of rape and torture. In a statement, a spokeswoman said the camps in Xinjiang were not detention camps but "vocational education and training centres".

"The Chinese government protects the rights and interests of all ethnic minorities equally," the spokeswoman said, adding that the government "attaches great importance to protecting women's rights".

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin's Regular Press Conference on February 3, 2021

Reuters: According to testimonies in a report by the BBC, women in Xinjiang's re-education camps are subject to systematic sexual abuse and torture. Do you have any comment on this report?

Wang Wenbin: I don't know if you have noted or not that the government of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region held another press conference not…
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