Reports from the BBC have revealed "mass rape, sexual abuse, and torture" in Xinjiang, China's "transformation through education" camp for the Uyghur minority, which has led politicians from all over the world to call for an investigation of these "crimes against humanity."
Witnesses interviewed by the BBC said that rape was not occasional at the camp, but was used systematically as a tool to break the Uyghur women's personal integrity and will.
One woman said she was forced to "remove the clothes [of women detainees] above the waist and handcuff them so they cannot move." Police and even civilians would then "pay money to have their pick of the prettiest young inmates" to rape.
Another woman, Tursunay Ziawudun, described how she and her cellmates were savagely beaten and raped, and that she was tortured with an electric stick that sent electric shocks throughout her body.
"They don't only rape, but also bite all over your body…," said Ziawudun. "They did not spare any part of the body, they bit everywhere leaving horrible marks… I have experienced that three times. And it is not just one person who torments you, not just one predator. Each time they were two or three men."
A policewoman told Qelbinur Sedik, a Chinese language instructor at the camps, that "the rape has become a culture."
"It is gang rape and the Chinese police not only rape them but also electrocute them. They are subject to horrific torture," the woman reported.
Sedik reported the four different torture methods Chinese police employed with their electric batons.
"The four kinds of electric shock: the chair, the glove, the helmet, and anal rape with a stick," Sedick described. "The screams echoed throughout the building. I could hear them during lunch and sometimes when I was in class."
Inmates have been forced to listen to propaganda for hours and memorize books by President Xi Jinping. They were also given pills and "vaccines" every two weeks that made them sick and confused.
"[The BBC report] provides authoritative and detailed evidence of sexual abuse and torture at a level clearly greater than what we had assumed," concluded scholar Adrian Zenz.
United in the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China, politicians from all over the world are calling for a UN-led international investigation of the crimes against humanity and genocide unfolding in Xinjiang.