Representatives of the social organizations demand suspension of mobilization in Kabardino-Balkaria


Human rights activists of Kabardino-Balkaria: Mobilization threatens small nations

On October 15, the Kabardino-Balkarian Regional Human Rights Center published an appeal to the authorities of the republic. Its authors put forward three requirements.

The first of them is not to bring to administrative responsibility the citizens who took part in a protest in the square near the Government House on September 25-26. Human rights activists explained why their actions were legal. They added that the discrediting of the RF Armed Forces was charged to the protesters for telling about the same violations that Putin mentioned on September 27.

The second is to check the absence of children of officials in the lists of those mobilized. The authors of the appeal stated that this inequality worries "the vast majority of the inhabitants of Kabardino-Balkaria."

The third demand of human rights activists was the suspension of the mobilization of the inhabitants of Kabardino-Balkaria, since conscription to the NVO threatens with serious and irreparable losses of the national gene pool of small peoples. The authors of the appeal drew the attention of officials to the fact that "the percentage of those mobilized in the republics is much higher than in other subjects of the Russian Federation."

“According to incoming information, the leaders of Dagestan, Ingushetia and Yakutia demand a suspension of mobilization,” the authors of the appeal said, but this information was not confirmed by official sources.

They also recalled Kadyrov's statement that there would be no mobilization in Chechnya. However, he meant that the republic had already overfulfilled the recruitment into the ranks of the Armed Forces by three times.

The appeal is addressed to the head of Kabardino-Balkaria, Kazbek Kokov, the chairman of the republican parliament, Tatiana Egorova, and the chairman of the government, Ali Musukov.

It was signed by Chairman of the Kabardino-Balkarian Regional Human Rights Center Valery Khatazhukov, Chairman of the Kabardino-Balkarian Branch of the Association of Victims of Political Repressions Marx Shakhmurzov, Chairman of the Coordinating Council of Circassian (Adyghe) Public Associations Aslan Beshto, public figure Alik Shashev and human rights activist Olga Begretova-Efendieva. The authors intend to expand the list of signatories in the coming days.