Sayragul Sauythay was awarded the 2021 Nuremberg International Human
Rights Award, and the US State Department's International Women of
Courage Award in 2020. Her key witness accounts have already created a
stir on the world stage, and have been reported by The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
in China's north-western province, Sayragul Sauythay trained as a
doctor before being appointed a senior civil servant.Her life was
upended when the Chinese authorities incarcerated her. Her crime: being
Kazakh, one of China's ethnic minorities. In prison, Sauythay was put to
work teaching Chinese language, culture, and politics, in the course of
which she gained access to secret information that revealed Beijing's
long-term plans to undermine not only its minorities, but democracies
around the world. Upon her escape to Europe she was reunited with her
family, but still lives under the constant threat of reprisal.