Saturday, August 18, 2012

Kasparov captured in Moscow


Pix 1. G Kasparov

18 August 2012, Kuala Lumpur – Have read on, and hairulov.blogspot of news that Garry Kasparov, the ex-world chess champion has been arrested as he was trying to enter to watch the Pussy Riots trial in Moscow. reported that the ex world champion Garry Kasparov has been arrested at the Pussy Riot trial protest. AFP informs quoting Interfax, “About 20 people have been arrested outside the court since the start of the judgement, according to AFP reporters at the scene. They include former world chess champion Garry Kasparov, now an opposition political figure.”


Pix 2. Yuri Timofeyev’s twitter photo of Kasparov being detained by police officers in Moscow.

This happens just hours after Pussy Riot have been found guilty of hooliganism by the Moscow court.

According to initial information Kasparov was one of 400 protestors outside the court. With massive police presence the crowd was divided into two groups and after confrontation from the Pussy Riot supporters, Kasparov and 20 more participants have been arrested. According to unconfirmed report by his editor’s twitter account (see update 3) he was later beaten by the police, while the police itself claims (see update 5) that Kasparov was biting the hand of an officer during the events.

Garry Kasparov is the chairman of the Human Rights Foundation’s International Council.

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