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Kasparov Accuses Russian Police Of Brutality

OMON officers detaining Kaparov during the March of Dissent rally in Moscow on April 14 (file photo) (ITAR-TASS) April 22, 2207 -- Russian opposition leader Garry Kasparov has again criticized Russian authorities over crackdowns at anti-Kremlin demonstrations last weekend.

Former chess champion Kasparov on April 21 accused police who beat and detained protesters of "brutality and cruelty."

Kasparov met the same day with prosecutors in connection with a lawmaker's demand for an inquiry into whether police acted illegally in detaining him during a protest in Moscow on April 14.

(AP, Reuters)

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