Boris Nemtsov. Photo: Dhārmikatva

21 June 2018, 18:42

"Rosbalt": investigators squeeze data about Nemtsov's murder customer from convicts

The Investigating Committee of the Russian Federation (ICRF) decided to establish who ordered the assassination of politician Boris Nemtsov. After Chechen natives sentenced in the case had refused to cooperate with investigators, they started facing placement to punishment cells and to strict custody conditions, the "Rosbalt" reports.

Boris Nemtsov was shot dead on February 27, 2015, in Moscow. On July 13, 2017, the court sentenced five natives of Chechnya, accused of killing Boris Nemtsov.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on July 13, 2017, the Moscow District Military Court sentenced Zaur Dadaev, whom the investigators named to be a killer of Boris Nemtsov, as well as Anzor Gubashev, Shagid Gubashev, Tamerlan Eskerkhanov, and Khamzat Bakhaev to 11-20 years of imprisonment.

On June 20, the "Rosbalt" reported with reference to a source from the law enforcement bodies that the ICRF and the FSB returned to investigating the Boris Nemtsov's murder and tried to reveal a customer of the assassination. In that connection, all the persons sentenced in the case are being subjected to unprecedented pressure in penal colonies.

According to the source, all the Chechens sentenced in the "Boris Nemtsov's case" and kept at penal colonies were asked to voluntarily answer a variety of questions with the use of a polygraph. After they had refused, some of the prisoners were sentenced to a year in strict conditions of detention, which completely deprived them of walks in the air.

Administrations of the penal colonies make no secret of the fact that the attitude towards the prisoners in the "Boris Nemtsov's case" can be changed if they begin to cooperate with investigators, who want to get from the figurants of the resonant case truthful answers to a number of questions, including the roles of Ruslan Mukhudinov and Ruslan Geremeev in the crime.

Let us remind you that the case on the Boris Nemtsov's murder involves Chechen officers Ruslan Geremeev and his driver Ruslan Mukhudinov. The investigators consider Ruslan Mukhudinov as a person who ordered the assassination. However, members of the Boris Nemtsov family believe the real customers should be sought among the top-ranking officials of Chechnya.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’on June 21, 2018 at 11:04 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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