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Moscow: Kasparov Not Guilty

In a surprisingly lenient move by the courts in Moscow, Garry Kasparov is walking free. After being beaten and detained by Russian police officers while protesting the trial of political singers Pussy Riot, the chess champion was found not guilty of partaking in unauthorized political demonstrations. True to his logical form, Kasparov gathered evidence in the form of videos and photographs that showed the police report filed against him was inaccurate. After being acquitted, he told reporters he was “speechless,” though not for long. He spoke outside the courthouse and called his case “a very important step forward” and promised to press charges against the police officers at fault.

August 24, 2012 6:13 PM