Ruslan Muhudinov masterminds Boris Nemtsov murder – Russian investigators

The investigation against defendants in the murder case of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov has been completed, Vladimir Markin, the spokesman of Russia’s Investigative Committee, said on Friday.

As part of the investigation, final charges have been brought against Zaur Dadayev, Anzor and Shadid Gubashev, Tamirlan Eskerkhanov and Kamzat Bakhayev, Markin said.

“They are charged with committing the contract killing as part of an organized group and illegally purchasing, carrying, transporting and storing firearms,” the spokesman said. The defendants and their lawyers will familiarize with the criminal case materials soon.

According to him, a criminal case against Ruslan Muhudinov, ‘who is the contractor and the organizer of the committed crimes and has been on the international wanted list since November 2015’ and other unidentified persons will be considered separately.

Ruslan Muhudinov served in Chechnya’s Interior Forces battalion ‘Sever’, which was turned into a special motorized regiment named after Akhmat Kadyrov. Its soldiers are guards of Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov.

The complicity of all the accused persons has been confirmed by evidence collected as part of the criminal case, Markin stressed. More than 70 legal enquiries have been made, he added.

Boris Nemtsov was shot on February 27 near the Kremlin. The politician was hit by four bullets, he died on the spot., following TASS

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