Reports | February 18, 2008 2:37

[lang_nl]Kasparov weer opgepakt[/lang_nl][lang_en]Kasparov stopped by police[/lang_en]

[lang_nl]Garry Kasparov is weer opgepakt door de politie in Rusland, meldde een Russisch radiostation zondag. De Kremlincriticus was in de kustplaats Sotsji, waar hij met een aantal bewoners wilde praten die vanwege bouwplannen uit hun woningen zijn verdreven. In Sotsji aan de Zwarte Zee worden in 2014 de Olympische Winterspelen georganiseerd, waarvoor de komende jaren vele sportcomplexen, hotels en wegen gebouwd moeten worden. Veel bewoners vrezen uit hun huizen gezet te worden.

Vanuit het politiebureau liet Kasparov weten dat zijn gehuurde bus in beslag is genomen, omdat deze gestolen zou zijn. Deze manier van handelen typeert de omgang van de politie en Russische Federale Veiligheidsdienst (FSB) met Kremlincritici, aldus Kasparov. De tegenstander van president Vladimir Poetin is al meerdere keren opgepakt. (ANP)[/lang_nl][lang_en]Opposition politician and former chess champion Garry Kasparov has been stopped by police while in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Ekho Moskvy radio reported Sunday. Kasparov was in a minibus with others at Sochi when he was stopped by police. He told Ekho Movsky from a police station that police confiscated the rented minibus on suspicion the vehicle had been stolen. More at Monstersandcritics.com[/lang_en]

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Wolf Gray's picture

Sure, Kasparov is happy to appear ones more in news... for any reason.

Wolf Gray's picture

Citing the UCF (United Civil Front) executive director Denis Bilunov, who accompanied Kasparov in Sochi: "Nobody has detained Garry Kasparov. After a routine checkout of documents Kasparov and other members of our delegation had been immediately released. No more actions were undertaken against us."

don's picture

Kasparov being arrested does appear to be a rousting of sorts, possibly for political reasons. However, it may just be as simple as the police believing the minivan was stolen, and perhaps it was. The fact that the entourage was allowed to proceed on their way was encouraging. Great story though, keep up the good work!

J.Smit's picture

Poetin and his clique are a disgrace to Russia.

Gary, keep courage and keep up the good work!

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