Henryk Szadziewski

Uyghurs march in Brussels to call for an end to mass detentions of Uyghurs in China, April 27, 2018. Photo: RFA
May 12, 2020

I am among thousands of Uyghurs who cannot renew their passports and like them I cannot make plans. I cannot enroll at university, I cannot work, and I cannot travel. I don’t want to go back to China to get a new passport out of fear I will never come back. I don’t know what to do.

Oct 16, 2019

“For us, our passion for the game shows the world the skills and aspirations of our people.”

Jun 25, 2019

In spring 2009, a Uyghur intellectual came to the University of Hawaii on a prestigious Ford International Fellowship to start his graduate work. 

Feb 21, 2019

I was raised in the UK by parents who survived the Nazi occupation of Poland. I grew up hearing their stories of fear and deprivation.

Nov 12, 2018

On a cold December day in 2013, Mutellip Imin, a 25-year-old Uyghur student from Hotan, changed his life. He collected four handwritten signs he had made, went to a road near his home, and took four photographs of himself holding each message in turn.

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.

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