October 4, 2013
by Nicholas Tomsho
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Thursday ordered Russia to compensate former chess master turned political activist, Garry Kasparov, for his unjustified arrest following a planned anti-government demonstration in Moscow in April 2007. According to an ECHR press release, the court ...[read more]
December 15, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore
Russian authorities on Sunday arrested former chess champion and Russian opposition political activist Garry Kasparov and others as they met to form a new political opposition group. Kasparaov's new organization, Solidarnost, is reportedly an outgrowth an umbrella group, Other Russia, of which... ...[read more]
January 22, 2008
by Michael Sung
The Russian Prosecutor General's office said Tuesday it has launched a forgery investigation targeting former Russian prime minister and now opposition leader Mikhail Kasyanov. According to Russian news agencies, the investigation relates to allegations that signatures were forged on petitions... ...[read more]
November 29, 2007
by Kiely Lewandowski
Russian opposition leader Garry Kasparov was released from jail Thursday after serving five days in custody for organizing an unsanctioned protest against Russian President Vladimir Putin and resisting arrest. The former chess champion and head of the liberal United Civil Front had challenged his ...[read more]
November 28, 2007
by Andrew Gilmore
Human rights groups have expressed concerns about repression and rights violations in the run-up to Russian parliamentary elections scheduled for Sunday. Amnesty International (AI), alleged Wednesday that the Russian government has interfered with opposition parties' rights of freedom of express... ...[read more]
November 26, 2007
by Michael Sung
A Russian court ruled against former chess champion and liberal United Civil Front leader Garry Kasparov Monday, denying Kasparov's appeal and ordering him to serve a five day jail sentence for organizing an unsanctioned protest against Russian President Vladimir Putin and resisting arrest. Kasp... ...[read more]
November 24, 2007
by Patrick Porter
Former chess champion and liberal United Civil Front leader Garry Kasparov was arrested Saturday at a demonstration in Moscow against President Vladimir Putin, two weeks before parliamentary elections. AP reports that Kasparov was sentenced to five days in jail for organizing an unsanctioned ...[read more]
April 22, 2007
by Caitlin Price
Former chess champion and liberal United Civil Front leader Garry Kasparov has accused Russian police of brutality after meeting with Kremlin officials Friday to give an account of his treatment at the hands of police agents following his arrest participating in the latest of a series of... ...[read more]
April 19, 2007
by Joshua Pantesco
The Russian State Duma, the lower house of parliament, unanimously approved a bill on Wednesday that would hike the penalty for vandalizing property during political or ideological protests to a maximum of three years in prison. The bill was initially proposed in the wake of a December protest ...[read more]
April 16, 2007
by Alexis Unkovic
The governor of St. Petersburg has ordered an investigation into allegations of human rights violations during a Sunday rally opposing the policies of Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a Monday press statement. Police arrested dozens of protesters Sunday before and during the rally ...[read more]

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