‘I begged them to kill me’, Uighur woman describes torture to US politicians

‘I begged them to kill me’, Uighur woman describes torture to US politicians

Beaten, starved, electrocuted, strip-searched. This is the torture one member of China’s Uighur minority says she endured in detention camps in Xinjiang, a western province home to Muslim minorities.

“My hands bled from their beatings,” according to Mihrigul Tursun, 29, a Uighur woman. “Each time I was electrocuted, my whole body would shake violently and I could feel the pain in my veins.”

“I thought I would rather die than go through this torture and begged them to kill me,” Ms Tursun will tell US politicians on Wednesday, based on prepared remarks viewed by the Telegraph.

Ms Tursun’s experience is not unique. The United Nations estimates as many as one million Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking and primarily Muslim minority, have been forced into internment camps, where they undergo political indoctrination and abuse….