It is a rare and precious testimony that France 2 highlights, Monday January 11: that of a survivor of Chinese re-education camps, Gulbahar Haitiwaji, who shares her ordeal in a book. The applicant is a Uyghur, of the Muslim faith, and her community is being persecuted in China. While she was living in France, her life changed in 2016 during a trip to Chinese territory. She is arrested, deprived of her passport and locked up. His family mobilized for 3 years.
“No one explained to me why I was arrested, without having committed a crime, I became a criminal. I was trapped. Once, I was chained to my bed for 20 days without knowing if I was had broken the rules. With hindsight, I understand that it was a form of torture so that I was afraid and that I obey without arguing “, she reveals, moved. Since regaining her freedom, she has waged a relentless struggle to defend the Uyghur community.