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Kasparov sues Russian police over alleged beating

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Kasparov sues Russian police over alleged beating


Russia’s opposition leader Garry Kasparov is taking legal action against police over beating and libel allegations.

The former world chess champion claims he was illegally manhandled and falsely accused of biting by officers during a protest in support of anti-Putin punk band, Pussy Riot.

Kasparov was detained by police on Friday outside a Moscow courthouse where a judge was reading out the guilty verdict for the music group.

The charges of assaulting a police officer are punishable with a jail sentence of up to five years in prison.

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