Rights activist Kasparov compares Putin to Caligula for judicial appointment

Rights activist Kasparov compares Putin to Caligula for judicial appointment

[JURIST] Former chess champion Garry Kasparov, who now works as a human rights activist, has accused Russian President Vladimir Putin [official website] of creating a puppet judiciary to persecute opposition leaders. Kasparov compared Putin's recent appointment of an inexperienced jurist to the nation's highest arbitration court to Caligula's naming of a horse to the Senate. Kasparov's comments appeared in a Wall Street Journal [registration required for full access] column. From Russia, MosNews has more.