Henryk Szadziewski

Nov 15, 2016

Recent events in Xinjiang have generated a great deal of analysis and commentary. In particular, reports of violence have opened up the region to the attention of activists, journalists, academics and officials not familiar with the constituent people of Xinjiang. 

A series of violent incidents in their homeland have intermittently propelled the Uyghurs into recent international consciousness. April1, 2011 PHOTO: ZAMAN, ALİ ÜNAL
Jan 29, 2016

A series of violent incidents in their homeland have intermittently propelled the Uyghurs into recent international consciousness.

Sep 12, 2014

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.

Jul 22, 2014

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

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
Jan 15, 2014

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

Oct 21, 2013

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

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.
Jul 3, 2013

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.

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
May 22, 2013

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.

May 20, 2013

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

Mar 22, 2013

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.

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