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Pussy Riot: Police "pursuing other band members"

Meanwhile, former world chess champion and opposition leader Garry Kasparov has been questioned by police over allegedly biting a police officers’s hand at a protest.

Police officers detain former world chess champion Garry Kasparov, a leading opposition activist, outside the court where a trial of the feminist punk group Pussy Riot is held, in Moscow on Friday,
Police officers detain former world chess champion Garry Kasparov, a leading opposition activist, outside the court where a trial of the feminist punk group Pussy Riot is held, in Moscow on Friday,
Image: AP Photo/Lisa Kessler

RUSSIAN POLICE ARE pursuing other members of Pussy Riot, according to new reports.

Reuters says today that the police are looking for other members of the band that took part in the protest in Moscow’s Christ the Saviour cathedral.

Last week, three of the members – Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (22), Maria Alyokhina (2) and Yekaterina Samustevich (29) – were jailed after being convicted of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred.

Garry Kasparov

Meanwhile, Russian opposition leader and chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov has been called for questioning after a police officer accused him of biting his hand while he was being detained at a protest in support of Pussy Riot.

Kasparov, the former world chess champion and anti-Vladimir Putin activist, denies the claims.

Kasparov was detained on Friday as he was rallying in support of the feminist punk band outside the Moscow court where members were sentenced to two years in prison.

Kasparov says he’s planning to file a complaint against his detention and a libel case against his accuser. He said outside police headquarters after questioning today that he submitted videos of his arrest that prove his innocence “beyond a reasonable doubt.”

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