The AFP reports that Garry Kasparov — a champion not only of the chessboard, but of democracy — has just been jailed in Moscow for organizing a peaceful demonstration.
Kasparov is no fool; and in a dangerous game, this is no accident. We can be sure he knew this arrest was likely. In peacefully opposing Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin, Kasparov is putting himself on the line to send a warning about the despotic clouds gathering thick over Russia. Are we listening?