Statement by the NGO "The light of Khabze" Moscow city
15.03.2010 – 18:50 – NatPress.Net
On March 14th, 2010, about nine o'clock at night, near his home in Cherkessk was killed Aslan Zhukov, an activist of the youth wing of the Public Organization "Adyghe Khase" of Karachay-Cherkessia Republic.
The fact that the young Circassian deprived of life by means of a firearm by shooting him in the head several times, and that the weapon which was used is with a silencer, leaves no shadow of doubt that this crime was just made-to-order.
It's not a secret that in recent months in Karachay-Cherkessia, acts of clashes between young people of Circassian and Karachai nationalities became more frequent, and the fact that regional authorities have argued and continue to assert that there are no problems, though, taking into consideration that after each of these encounters Chambers of reanimation departments of the city and republican hospitals were filled with more and more new victims of violence, both from the Karachay, and from the Circassians, are pure lies.
Who would benefit from the death of a young patriot of the Circassian people and what the aims pursued by ordering the murder, why the authorities in the region have not provided and did not foresee, and also did not forestall such a situation? These are just a few of the dozens of issues that are now being asked, by at least 20% of Karachay-Cherkessia Republic and the whole Circassian (Adygeyan) world, both within Russia and abroad.
Frustrated and angry by lawlessness and inaction of the authorities, residents of Karachay-Cherkessia, may fall back to the situation in 1999, when the socio-political situation in the Republic was already heated to the limit and could lead to ethnic conflict with thousands of casualties on both sides. In this situation, only wisdom of people and community leaders, as well as operative intervention, prompt and correct reaction of the Federal Center is able to somehow keep the situation under control. One thing is certain, the death of Aslan Zhukova should not go unpunished, the perpetrators, as well as orderers of the murder, must answer for their crimes before the law.
As representatives of Circassian (Adygeyan) people, we demand from the authorities of Karachay-Cherkessia Republic, the immediate, early and maximum full and open investigation concerning the killing of one of the best sons of our people.
We will not succumb to any provocations, and would not call people to rallies and coup, we only ask one question: How long will the authorities turn a blind eye to obvious problems and lawlessness in the region?
Whether it was? Revenge, provocation, or political revenge? Does not matter...
One thing is clear, there is already no father for three children and activist for the rights of the Circassians in Karachay-Cherkessia Republic ...
Public Organization "The light of Khabze", brings its condolences to the families and relatives of Aslan, May God Bless His Soul!
Press Service of Public Organization "The light of Khabze".