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The Financial Times reports that dissident leader Garry Kasparov is to be called in questioning by the KGB:
Russia's domestic intelligence service [on Tuesday] summoned Garry Kasparov, the former world chess champion, for questioning over possible violations of anti-extremism laws in what analysts said could be an attempt to close down his opposition political group. he summons from the FSB, successor to the KGB, came as a Kremlin spokesman admitted police had overreacted to the rallies in Moscow on Saturday and St Petersburg on Sunday. A statement from Other Russia said Mr Kasparov had been summoned in connection with an interview he gave to Ekho Moskvy - a radio station known for its independence - on suspicion that he had violated laws against public incitement to extremist activity. Statements made in a newspaper published by his political group, United Civil Front, were being investigated for similar reasons. The coalition said Mr Kasparov would comply with the summons.
Suppose Kasparov goes the way of Khodorkovsky, to prison in Siberia. What then?