WASHINGTON | Woman tells of torture, beatings in Chinese detention camp
WASHINGTON — A woman says she was beaten and tortured at one of the internment camps where the Chinese government has detained members of a persecuted ethnic group.
Twenty-nine-year-old Mihrigul Tursun says she was electrocuted and forced to take unknown drugs at a camp for people from the Muslim Uighur (WEE’-guhr) minority. She says she begged authorities to kill her.
She spoke to journalists Monday at the National Press Club in Washington amid a campaign to create awareness of the situation.