Learning From the Deportation and Imprisonment of Huseyin Celil, Uyghur-Canadian Imam

March 27, 2024  A UHRP Insights column by Henryk Szadziewski, Director of Research, Uyghur Human Rights Project Over eighteen years ago, Canadian citizen, imam, and Uyghur human rights activist, Huseyin Celil took a trip to Uzbekistan with his wife, Kamila Telendibayeva, to visit relatives. On March 27, 2006, Uzbek police arrested him. Canadian officials were…

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Propaganda, Tourism and Culture: Hu Heping Taking Us for a Ride

In August 2023, US Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo was in Beijing to meet the Minister for Culture and Tourism, Hu Heping, where both sides agreed to “foster better understanding” on tourism between the US and China while citing the importance of “people-to-people” exchanges to the broader US-China relationship. 

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Covert Concentration Camps

“Several days after the July 5th Uyghur Massacre in Urumchi, Chinese police swarmed my uncle, put black bags over his head, and dragged him away to prison.”

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Mainstreaming Stories: A Day of Solidarity with Uyghurs

April 24, 2019 Henryk Szadziewski, Senior Researcher, Uyghur Human Rights Project The accounts of the ‘re-education’ regime that people are undergoing in those camps are harrowing…I imagine my lovely, principled, dedicated colleague there, and I feel incredibly angry. Dr. Rachel Harris, University of London The disappearance of Dr. Rahile Dawut, a leading expert on Uyghur…

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