Tursunay was captured in April 2017.
She spent the next ten months inside China’s network of internment camps without ever being charged for a crime. Her captors lopped off her hair and forced her to watch endless hours of state propaganda on television. Security cameras filmed every second of her life.
On several nights, she woke to men in suits and masks who would force her into a “black room” with no surveillance cameras.
She was not alone in this experience.
Many women were removed from their cells every night and raped by one or more marked Chinese men. She was tortured and gang-raped on three occasions, each time by multiple men. These traumatic experiences have profoundly affected her ability to feel.
While we’re relieved that she’s now safely located in the United States, she lives in constant fear of being sent back to China. If that were to happen, there’s no doubt that her punishment would be severe for making her story public.
We continue to fight for people like Tursunay, who are victims of the worst treatment imaginable due to no fault of her own.
“The men always wore masks, even though there was no pandemic then.”
We want to hear your story. The CCP’s cruelty knows no limits. We will not be silent. We must share our stories for the world to hear.