Garry Kasparov Painfully Humiliated, Heading to Jail?
Garry Kasparov has been pursuing political causes since the end of his successful chess career in 2005. Due to his affiliation and support to the Russian opposition, he will hardly avoid a lawsuit.
Former world champion and FIDE’s historical no. 1 decided to show his support to feminist movement Pussy Riot on a demonstration on 17th August. For his attendance at this illegal gathering, he faces a fee of 300 000 rubles (about 7200 eur).
However, more serious charges are pressed against the former russian grandmaster. Garry Kasparov allegedly bit a policeman. This could not only easily damage his political image, but can bring up to 5 years in prison. The famed chess player and one of the leaders of the Russian opposition proposed, with a typical humour, to compare his bite to a dog’s. The police has taken up the ironic idea and now intends to run an expertise, furtherly humiliating the grandmaster.
Garrz Kasparov plans to appeal against the accusation and in return, is suing the policeman for false allegation.
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