Former Russian world chess champion Kasparov freed from jail
MOSCOW, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) — Russia’s former world chess champion and the opposition United Civil Front leader, Garry Kasparov, was freed from jail Thursday after being held for five days for organizing an illegal rally. “He was released slightly earlier than we expected,” a member of his movement was quoted by the RIA Novosti news agency as saying.
Kasparov was arrested in central Moscow on Saturday while leading a march of opposition group The Other Russia, which comprises the People’s Patriotic Union, led by former premier Mikhail Kasyanov, the banned National Bolshevik Party, headed by writer Eduard Limonov, and Kasparov’s United Civil Front.
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