Freed Russian chess champ speaks out

Russian opposition leader, Garry Kasparov, is back on the campaign trail after being released from prison. The former chess champion used an interview with a Moscow radio station to launch another attack on the government, ahead of this Sunday’s polls. Kasparov was jailed for five days after leading an opposition rally at the weekend.

In the radio interview he said forces were uniting in Russia against the anti-democratic powers that be, adding that some 10 political movements from left and right alike were currently squeezed out of the political process.

Opposition groups accuse President Vladimir Putin of strong-arming them out of the pre-election debate. Kasparov’s latest spell behind bars may have been brief, but it effectively excluded him from the last week of campaigning before Sunday’s ballot.

Source: Euro News

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