Mihrigul Tursun, right, speaks at a event at the National Press Club in Washington, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. (AP/Maria Danilova)
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A member of the Uighur minority detailed torture and abuse she says she experienced in one of the internment camps where the Chinese government has detained hundreds of thousands of religious minorities.Mihrigul Tursun, speaking to reporters in Washington, said she was interrogated for four days in a row without sleep, had her hair shaved and was subjected to an intrusive medical examination following her second arrest in China in 2017 . Human rights groups say China has detained up to 2 million Uighurs to promote what the government calls "ethnic unity" in the country's far west.In 2015, Tursun traveled to China to spend time with her family and was immediately detained and separated from her infant children.The State Department estimates that since April 2017, the Chinese government has detained 800,000 to possibly more than 2 million Uighurs, Kazakhs and other Muslims in political re-education camps.
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