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ECHR Rules Against Russia for Detaining Kasparov Before 2007 Rally

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled against Russia for detaining former chess champion and political activist Garry Kasparov before a 2007 opposition political rally. The “deprivation of his liberty was found not to be justified for any lawful purpose," the court said Tuesday.   The court found “there was no evidence that any forgery had taken place, let alone that the authorities had had a reasonable suspicion that he had committed that offense." "Given...

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