Kasparov may be chraged with violence against police officer

Criminal charges may be brought against the leader of the United Civil Front Garri Kasparov who was detained on Friday outside of Khamovnichesky court in Moscow, a source in law enforcement told Interfax on Saturday.

The source said that a criminal case under Article 318 of the Criminal Code (violence against a representative the authorities) may be launched against Kasparov for biting a police officer's hand during detention

The source said that similar charges may be brought against one more detainee who sprayed gas at police officers.

The source said that a total of 97 people were detained outside of Khamovnichesky court between 3:30 and 9:15 p.m. on Friday. The police issued acts of violating the rules of holding public actions against 62 detainees and of disobedience to the police against two more. All others were given counseling.

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