Uighur refugee Gulbahar Haitiwaji: ‘Chinese want to exterminate Uighurs’

Gulbahar Haitiwaji lives in France and belongs to China’s Uighur minority, a predominantly Muslim community from the northwestern province of Xinjiang. Back in 2016, her life changed dramatically. Called to return to China under a false pretense, she was thrown in jail and then sent to a “retraining” camp. She talks about the terrible conditions for her detention in a new book entitled “Survivor of the Chinese Gulag”. The Chinese “want to obliterate the Uighur culture and tradition and eradicate the Uighurs themselves,” she told FRANCE 24.