Henryk Szadziewski

Book Review: The Art of Symbolic Resistance

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:00

Writing on the Uyghur people has not been lacking in recent months. An uptick of violence since 2013 in Xinjiang has seen an increase in analysis that sometimes reveals more about the author than the issue.

How China Dismantled the Uyghur Internet

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 18:50

In a 10 month period, China destroyed 80% of the Uyghur Internet in a massive digital book burning.

Uyghur rights and China

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 14:42
Ethnic Uighur women grieve for their men, 7 July 2009, who they believe were taken away by the Chinese authorities following bloody clashes in Urumqi two days previously

The situation of the Uyghur minority in north-west China became even more precarious in 2013, says Henryk Szadziewski.

Time for China to Ratify International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Mon, 10/21/2013 - 12:18

China will continue defending its record on protecting human rights of ethnic minorities.

Uyghurs Failed by China’s Policies

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 23:41
Anti-terrorism police forces in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region held a swearing-in ceremony on June 29, following violent clashes which killed at least 35 people last week. Meng Jianzhu, secretary of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the Communist Party, attended the ceremony.

Two recent incidents in northwest China have called to attention the dire situation among Uyghurs and the need for a far-reaching review of policies for Chinese officials.

Sacred Right Defiled: A Former Imam Discusses Uyghur Religious Freedom

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 00:00
Photo: unknown, a mosque in Kashger. Banner: It’s prohibited for the following people to go to the mosques to practice religion: 1) Communist Party members, 2) Government employees and retirees, 3) Under 18, 4) Cadres, 5) Women

Late in 2012, in an undisclosed location and over cups of sweet tea, I sat down with a former Imam to talk about Uyghur religious freedom in China.

Red Tape: Chinese Government Regulation of Uyghur Religious Freedom

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 12:13

It is Ramadan. The Chinese government has mandated all restaurants remain open for business during fasting hours.

Religious Repression of Uyghurs in East Turkestan

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 00:00

Restrictions placed on religion in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) have rightly been well documented among groups such as Chinese Christians and Tibetan Buddhists.

2012 - The Uyghur Human Rights Year in Review

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 00:00

As people across the globe shared their hopes and dreams for 2013 with families and friends at the turn of the New Year, reports that Uyghur writer Nurmemet Yasin had died in Shaya prison 'sometime in 2011' were still unconfirmed.

Kashgar's old city: the endgame

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 00:00

China's plan to transform the heart of Uyghur culture, learning and urban settlement - Kashgar old city - is well underway. The fact that the Uyghurs themselves have no voice in this process gives the experience a wider significance, says Henryk Szadziewski.

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