The “Jordanian Association of Caucasus Circassian Friends”, seizes the occasion of the inauguration of the Olympic Games in the Canadian City of Vancouver, to remind the world of the Winter Olympic Games that will be held in the City of Sochi in 2014 that is the occupied city by the Russian Forces since the year 1864.
The Association declares its stance against holding the Winter Olympic Games over the skulls of Circassian ancestors in Sochi, and calls upon the International Olympic Committee that had decided to hold these Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in the year 2014, to reconsider its decision because of prejudice in the natural rights of the Circassian people, in addition to being encroachment against the environment for Russia's action of extermination of important forests in the site, where the territory of Sochi is an integral part of the territories of Circassia (the historical homeland of the Circassian People), and was the last stronghold of the Circassian strongholds that were occupied by the invading Tsarist Russian troops against the Circassian territories which is only few kilometers from (Krasnaya Polyana) that is called (Red Hill) by Russian troops, which will be hosting the Olympic Winter Games, referring to the large amount of Circassian blood that flowed over there in defense of the Circassian land, as Sochi was the Circassian capital city and the land of the Circassian Genocide, which is the historical site of the deportation of over a million Circassians, noting that genocide claimed the lives of one million and a half of men, women and children, where stadiums and touristic villages will be constructed over the Circassian mass graves of people killed with ruthless and relentless attitudes, and the Circassian Genocide is still not recognized by Russia, which lies in the shadows of the civilized world.
In the territory of Circassia that is occupied by Russia, indigenous people still deprived of basic human rights and freedoms, which virtues are more important than the construction of huge sports venues, gold medals, and major Olympic Games' festivals.
For this and for many other things, we could not cite due to lack of space, we would come back and call on the International Olympic Games Committee to reconsider its decision and the transfer of the Olympic Games to be held in Sochi in 2014 out of the territory of occupied Circassia (the historic homeland of the Circassians).
The Association would call upon liberals of the world, and the human rights organizations to stand by truth and justice, and to work to lift the injustice against human beings, for all mankind alike, to live in well-being and bliss, and for peace to prevail throughout the world.
Peace be upon those who follow true guidance.
Chairman of the Jordanian Association of Caucasus Circassian Friends,
Dr. Rouhi Sh'haltough