Crass Cultural Revolution & The Curse!
Mihrigul Tursun was born in the Chinese Province of Uighur. After completing her primary education, Tursun arrived in Egypt to study English literature. There, she fell in love and married an Egyptian national. Later, she became the mother of three. Tursun, along with her three children, returned to China to meet her family a couple of years ago. She didn’t imagine what awaited her there…
The Chinese government reportedly detained Tursun immediately after her arrival, and separated her from her infant children. When she was released three months from the prison after three months, one of the triplets had died and the other two developed health problems. Speaking at a press conference in Washington last week, the lady said that her two children had been operated on. Tursun told the media that she was arrested for a second time a couple of years later and was reportedly detained for a third time (in 2017).
Mihrigul Tursun (R), a member of China’s Uighur minority, speaks at an event at the National Press Club in Washington on November 26, 2018.
In the past, a number of people alleged that the Chinese government misbehaved with Uighur Muslims. However, the concerned authorities in Beijing didn’t allow them to speak to the foreign media! Some human rights organisations, too, had claimed that around two million Uighur Muslims were imprisoned in various concentration camps in China. In the last week of November, 270 researchers and social workers from 26 countries gathered at the American National Press Club to issue statements on the condition of Uighur people in the Asian nation in an attempt to attract global attention. Tursun, who was present there, shared her experience with researchers, social workers and foreign officials during the event.
The Uighur Muslim lady revealed that she had to spend three months in a cramped and suffocating prison cell with 60 other women. According to Tursun, all of them were forced to use the toilet in front of security cameras and to sing songs, praising the Communist Party of China. She described the torture inside the concentration camp, saying that she was electrocuted and given drugs that caused bleeding. Even, the Chinese officials inserted various instruments in her genitals as a part of torture! The 29-year-old told the event: “I thought that I would rather die than go through this torture and begged them to kill me.”
Tursun further said that the Chinese officials had forced her and other inmates to take unknown medication, including pills, which made them faint and also a white liquid that caused bleeding in some women and loss of menstruation in others. She informed the world that nine women from her cell had died during those three months. Tursun recalled that the Chinese officials had led her into a room, placed in a high chair and locked her legs and arms. “The authorities put a helmet-like thing on my head, and each time I was electrocuted, my whole body would shake violently and I would feel the pain in my veins. I don’t remember the rest. White foam came out of my mouth and I began to lose consciousness. The last word I heard them saying is that you, being an Uighur, is a crime,” stressed the lady.
Later, Tursun was allowed to leave for Egypt with her two children. Upon her arrival in Cairo, she visited the US Embassy in the Egyptian capital and shared her traumatic experience with the American officials. As the US offered asylum to her, the Chinese girl is able to settle in Virginia without fear of being tortured. She told the press that she wanted to forget the terrible memories of her fatherland!
‘I begged them to kill me’
As expected, the Chinese government has denied the existence of such concentration camps, saying in a statement that a number of training centres have been set up for inmates in Uighur Province! However, the human rights organisations have claimed that Beijing has been running concentration camps, and not training centres, in Uighur. They have also claimed that many Muslims left the country for Asia, Europe and the US. Even the Kazhak Muslims and many other ancient tribes have reportedly become victims of the Asian giant’s ‘One Nation, One Culture’ policy!
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