Born in China’s north-western province, Sayragul Sauytbay trained as a doctor before being appointed a senior civil servant. But her life was upended when the Chinese authorities incarcerated her. Her crime: being Kazakh, one of China’s ethnic minorities. In recent years the north-western province has become home to over 1,200 penal camps – modern-day gulags that are estimated to house three million members of the Kazakh and Uyghur minorities. Imprisoned solely due to their ethnicity, inmates are subjected to relentless punishment and torture, including being beaten, raped, and used as subjects for medical experiments. Upon her escape to Europe she was reunited with her family, but still lives under the constant threat of reprisal. This rare testimony reveals not only the full, frightening scope of China’s tyrannical ambitions, but also the resilience and courage of its author.
Author Sayragul Sauytbay Published by Scribe UK ISBN 9781913348601 EAN 9781913348601 Bic Code Cover Paperback