Friday, June 30, 2017

5 found guilty of murdering Boris Nemtsov - Russian opposition leader

Jun 30 2017 : The Times of India (Chennai)
5 found guilty of murdering Boris Nemtsov

A court on Thursday convicted five men of murdering Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, but the late politician's allies said the investigation had been a cover-up and that the people who had ordered his killing remained at large.Nemtsov, one of President Vladimir Putin's most vocal critics, was murdered in 2015 as he walked across a bridge near the Kremlin after dining with his girlfriend. He had been working on a report examining Russia's role in Ukraine. After eight months of hearings, a jury trial convicted five ethnic Chechen men of his murder, including the man prosecutors said pulled the trigger, Zaur Dadayev, a former Chechnya soldier.

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