30 November 2009, 22:40

Leader of "Circassian Congress" severely beaten in Kabardino-Balkaria

Ruslan Keshev, leader of the public organization named "Circassian Congress", was violently beaten. The "Caucasian Knot" correspondent has learnt from duly informed sources that at 5:30 p.m. several persons, led by a criminal authority, rushed into the office of the NGO and attacked him. Mr Keshev had his nose and arm broken and received other traumas.

Now, the fact is under inquiry.

Let us note here that Ruslan Keshev is one of young Adyg leaders. He is a teacher by his education. Three years ago he was awarded the title of the best teacher of Russia.

On November 17, at the rally of the Adyg public in Nalchik, his organization demanded to suspend consideration by the local parliament of the bills aimed to change borders of municipal formations in the Cherek and Elborus Districts until adoption of the law on distant-pasture cattle rearing.

Subsequently the parliament indeed suspended the bills.

Sources say that threats also arrived against Ibragim Yaganov, head of the public organization named "Khase".

Let us remind you that earlier leaders of the Balkar opposition were attacked and beaten. In particular, Oyus Gurtuev, one of the leaders of the Board of Elders of the Balkar People (BEBP), was twice beaten; another leader of this organization - Dalkhat Baldaev - was also attacked; later, his car was burnt down.

Author: Luiza Orazaeva; Source: CK correspondent

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