Ibrahim Yagan was the target of hostiles after the attacks that caused serious injuries to Circassian activists, Chest Ruslan and Bora Elberd, in Kabardino-Balkaria Republic. Hostiles, who prevent the political uprising to become a mass in an organized way and by terrorizing the public, wounded Ibrahim Yagan badly. Last night (08.12.09) attacks overflow from the borders of Kabardino-Balkaria and hit the chairman of Adyge Circassian Congress, Murat Berzeg. While the molotov cocktail that was thrown to Murat Berzeg’s house caused a hardly extinguished fire, Berzeg and his family survived with the help of their neighbours. This attack which was performed in Adygh, obviously shows that it is neither a fight over rent nor a Circassian-Balkarian conflict. The attacks are the indication that a planned provocation against the Circassian people and leaders of civil society organisations is put into effect by the state itself.
Russian Federation is disturbed by Circassian organizations who are supporting the unification of the Circassian people who live in three different republics. The attitude of ICA (International Circassian Association), which is a puppet organization and which had previously initiated a propaganda war against the opposite organization acting in the same way, has not become satisfying and barbaric methods which we had seen examples of before, have been put into effect. We perceive the operations of Russia, who appeal to artificial problems and try to protect artificial boarders and identities that itself, drew, to crash the civilian leaders, as the answer to the Circassian desire for unity.
The so-called Circassian Balkarian and Circassian Karachay “Conflict” did not have any response neither from Caucasus nor from Diaspora and this was the first answer given to the dirty politics of Russia. Circassians and Balkarian people have noticed that territory law is Russia’s new provocation and they have not been up to Russia’s trick. Russia did not take its pick and now by punishing the Circassian civil society leaders, tries to prevent the unification movements and marginalize the civil movement. This danger can only be destructed by the harsh, planned and civil responses of large majority of civilian populations. Our people in the native country who neutralized the provocations through societal reactions and demonstrations they organized and who we believe that they will annihilate this dramatic performance, need parallel reactions from the Diaspora.
Now, it is time to get together around
the leaders of civil society organisations and not leave them alone in
their struggle. We call all Caucasian people primarily the Circassian
people in Caucasus and Diaspora to get against the provocations
targeted against the leaders of the Circassian civil society