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Henryk Szadziewski
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Henryk Szadziewski is senior researcher at the Uyghur Human Rights Project. He lived in China for five years, including a three-year period in Kashgar. Mr. Szadziewski has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Leeds (UK) in Modern Chinese and Mongolian Studies, and a master’s degree in Development Management (with distinction) from the University of Wales (UK) where he specialized in Uyghur economic, social and cultural rights. Mr. Szadziewski has authored numerous articles for publications such as OpenDemocracy, Asia Times, Asia Sentinel and Inner Asia.

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2012 - The Uyghur Human Rights Year in Review

(1) Comments | Posted January 11, 2013 | 3:11 PM

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. The confusion surrounding Nurmemet Yasin's condition serves as...

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2011: The Uyghur Human Rights Year in Review

(7) Comments | Posted January 6, 2012 | 3:20 PM

Calls for independent and international investigations into Chinese claims of Uyghur terrorism receive very short shrift from Beijing. It therefore follows that whenever a serious incident occurs in East Turkestan (Xinjiang), which Chinese officials blame on a coordinated Uyghur terror threat, skeptics are never far away. That China uses the...

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2010 -- the Uyghur Human Rights Year in Review

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2011 | 1:58 PM

At the conclusion of 2009, the outlook for Uyghur human rights looked very bleak indeed. In December of that year, 20 Uyghur asylum seekers were deported from Cambodia under intense Chinese pressure. The deportation capped off a year of human rights reversals in East Turkestan (also known as the Xinjiang...

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2009 - The Uyghur Human Rights Year in Review

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2010 | 2:23 PM

2009 will be remembered as a watershed year for the Uyghur people of East Turkestan (a region known as Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region by the Chinese government). The event that defined not only the year, but also the foreseeable future for millions of Uyghurs was the serious unrest in the...

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China's Forgotten Minority

(2) Comments | Posted December 10, 2009 | 10:06 AM

When most people think of a people suppressed by the Chinese government, the first thing that springs to mind is Tibet, largely in part to its iconic and charismatic leader, the Dalai Lama. 'Free Tibet' stickers adorn car bumpers throughout the western world and it has been a cause célèbre...

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The People's Republic of China at Sixty: The Fear of Self-Examination

(3) Comments | Posted October 1, 2009 | 11:48 AM

October 1, 2009 marks sixty years since Mao Zedong proclaimed the establishment of the People's Republic of China (PRC) from the Gate of Heavenly Peace in Beijing. China's capital has been readied for a parade of 200,000 people to honor the achievements of six decades of Chinese Communist Party (CCP)...

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