Kasparov released from Russian jail

Opposition figure and ex-chess champion Garry Kasparov was released Thursday after serving five days for his role in protest marches ahead of Russia's parliamentary elections.

Kasparov released from Russian jail
Kasparov, who was driven directly home by police, was greeted by fellow opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, head of the liberal Union of Rightist Forces party, radio station Ekho Moskvy reported Wednesday.

Nemstov told reporters that Russia under Putin was moving toward a totalitarian regime akin to that of Alexander Lukashenko's Belarus, which has been called the last dictatorship in Europe.

Kasparov, who heads the opposition coalition The Other Russia, was released after serving a five-day sentence for leading a so-called "dissenters' march" in central Moscow on Sunday.

Agencies

Güncelleme Tarihi: 29 Kasım 2007, 17:06
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