Asker Sokht. Photo from the personal page of Asker Sokht at

18 February 2014, 01:26

Adygea: Circassian activists demand to release Asker Sokht

The Maikop city public organization "Adyge-Khase-Circassian Council" has demanded the release Asker Sokht, the head of the public organization "Adyge-Khase" of the Krasnodar Territory, from custody. The demand was supported by Ilyas Soobtsokov, the ex-chairman of the Adygea regional public organization for revival of national traditions of the Circassian nation "Adyge-Khase".

On February 15, the Krasnodar Court ruled to arrest Asker Sokht, detained on charges of disobeying the legitimate demand of a policeman, for seven days.

"For many years of his social activities both in Adygea and in the Krasnodar Territory, Asker Sokht has proved to be an intelligent, well-balanced and law-abiding person. It is clear that his alleged 'hooliganism' or 'resistance to police' is caused by his criticisms of the Olympic Games in Sochi," says the statement of the "Adyge-Khase-Circassian Council" as quoted by the portal "".

Let us remind you that on February 8 Asker Sokht said that the historical topics embodied at the opening ceremony of the Games demonstrated that the "playing along with xenophobic moods of the marginal part of the Russian society becomes an element of the state policy."

Author: Asya Kapaeva; Source: CK correspondent

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