Beslan Teuvazhev. Photo from Facebook account.

16 May 2014, 19:38

Circassian activists: initiator of memory ribbons on anniversary of Caucasian War detained in Moscow

Beslan Teuvazhev, an activist of the organization named "Adygekhem Ya Duney" and one of the organizers of making commemorative ribbons to the 150th anniversary of the end of the Russian-Caucasian War, was detained today by employees of a Moscow OVD (Interior Divisions), another Circassian activist, Evgeny Tashu, told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent. According to the available information, at the moment Teuvazhev is back at large.

"Today, the Moscow police have detained Beslan Teuvazhev for making mourning ribbons dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the end of the Caucasian War. All the ribbons were confiscated," said Tashu.

"As far as I know, he was charged with inciting ethnic hatred. The ribbons in memory of the victims of the Russian-Caucasian War were used as the argument. Meanwhile, such ribbons had been made for several years by May 21, the day of the end of the War," Aslan Beshto, another activist, told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent and explained that this year they made 70,000 such commemorative ribbons. "Beslan was just picking them up from the printing house. All the ribbons were confiscated; and nothing is known about them," he added.

Author: Asya Kapaeva; Source: CK correspondent

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