Uighurs forced to eat pork on Fridays as China pushes to expand pig farms in Xinjiang

Uighurs forced to eat pork on Fridays as China pushes to expand pig farms in Xinjiang

STOCKHOLM: The Uighur Muslims in Chinese “re-education” camps are forced to eat pork every Friday, confirmed Sayragul Sautbay

, who was one of the victims of the atrocities being committed by the Chinese government.

Speaking in an interview with Al Jazeera, Sayragul said, “Every Friday, we were forced to eat pork meat…They have intentionally chosen a day that is holy for the Muslims. And if you reject it, you would get a harsh punishment.”

She is a medical physician and an educator living in Sweden. Recently, she published a book giving insight into her ordeal, including witnessing beatings.

“I was feeling like I was a different person. All around me got dark. It was really difficult to accept,” Sautbay said.

Another such victim is Uighur businesswoman Zumret Dawut, who was picked up in March 2018 in Urumqi.