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Russian investigators to indict 5 men with Nemtsov's murder

Russian investigators to file final indictment against 5 men with Nemtsov's murder

Russian investigators to indict 5 men with Nemtsov's murder

MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian investigators say they will indict five men for the murder of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.

Nemtsov, a top opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was shot late at night on Feb. 27 as he was walking just outside the Kremlin. Five Chechen men have been arrested on charges of involvement in the killing, but it has remained unclear who ordered the attack.

The Investigative Committee, Russia's top investigative body, said in a statement Tuesday that investigators would file the final indictment against the five men in January while the suspected organizer is at large.

The key suspect in Nemtsov's killing was a senior officer in the security forces of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov. Nemtsov's family has been petitioning investigators to look into Kadyrov's possible involvement in the murder.


Updated : 2020-12-04 16:49 GMT+08:00