|Adyghe Khase Republic of Abkhazia: We are concerned about the situation in Kabardino-Balkaria.|
|News - Miscellaneous|
|Thursday, 16 April 2009 10:45|
The NGO Adyghe Khase Republic of Abkhazia (AKhRA) represents the views of all Circassians (Adyghea) living on the territory of Abkhazia. The organization expresses its concern over the situation in Kabardino-Balkaria. On April 4 2009 the Adyghe Khase delegation from Abkhazia arrived in Nalchik for the Adyghe public forum, chaired by Deputy Chairman Aslan Beshtoev, but, most shamefully, it was not allowed in the hall. A police cordon also prevented other delegations who came from neighbouring republics from entering.
The head of AKhRA, Anzor Goov, expressed extreme dissatisfaction with this situation and made the following statement:
«We all remember those ‘pseudo-patriots’, former leaders of national movements who, exactly as now, betrayed the interests of the people in the early 90's.
«We believe that the Adyghe community has no problems with its neighbours; they have problems with the land. We call on all healthy forces not to succumb to provocateurs who want to inflame inter-ethnic conflict. Exercising wisdom and restraint, everyone should analyze the situation and clearly decide for themselves who benefits under the stamp of extremism from bringing peoples into conflict, from organising the persecution of activists and from adding fuel to the fire. We are confident that there are patriots in Kabardino-Balkaria who will not betray the interests of its people for personal gain.»
AKhRA supports the creation of a new social movement «Khase» for Kabardino-Balkaria and declares its willingness to participate in this movement and its readiness to help stabilize the situation and establish justice in the republic.
Anzor Goov - President AKhRA