Putin critic Garry Kasparov cleared over Pussy Riot protest




 
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Putin critic Garry Kasparov cleared over Pussy Riot protest
 
August 25th, 2012  
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Putin critic Garry Kasparov cleared over Pussy Riot protest
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Former world chess champion turned Kremlin critic Garry Kasparov was cleared on Friday of taking part in an unsanctioned protest over the conviction of punk band Pussy Riot in a rare Moscow court ruling in his favor. Kasparov, an opposition leader, was among dozens of activists picked out of a crowd and detained outside the court where the Pussy Riot trial ended in two-year jail sentences for three female band members on August 17. The 49-year-old was speaking to journalists when police grabbed him and carried him to a waiting van. ...

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