Sauytbay (left) said she witnessed horrifying rapes, beatings and torture at the camp before she fled China to Kazakhstan, where her family (pictured together) was waiting.
China denied the existence of camps for Uighur people for years, but when images of the centres began to emerge, Beijing changed its story.
The government now acknowledges the existence of the camps but says they are 'vocational education and training centres' aimed at 'stamping out extremism.'.
It is thought China started its crackdown on the minority Turkic Muslim group in 2016, after a series of terror attacks by extremists.
Uali Islam, Sauytbay's husband, and his daughter at his house in Baidibek village, Kazakhstan, before the family left for Sweden.
Afterwards, the guards lined up and raped her one after the other while the rest of the prisoners were forced to watch.
'I have to tell their story, to tell about the darkness they are in, about their suffering. »