Una Mullally

Society, life and culture on the edge

Garry Kasparov on being arrested at the Pussy Riot trial

“The men refused to tell me why I was being arrested and shoved me into a police van. When I got up to again ask why I had been detained, things turned violent. I was restrained, choked and struck several …

Mon, Aug 20, 2012, 17:30

   

“The men refused to tell me why I was being arrested and shoved me into a police van. When I got up to again ask why I had been detained, things turned violent. I was restrained, choked and struck several times by a group of officers before being driven to the police station with dozens of other protesters. After several hours I was released, but not before they told me I was being criminally investigated for assaulting a police officer who claimed I had bitten him…”

pic via Reuters and WSJ

The full article in the Wall Street Journal is here.