Three suspects in Nemtsov murder case to stay in detention until late November
MOSCOW, August 24 (RAPSI) – The Basmanny District Court of Moscow on Monday extended the detention of three suspects in the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, RAPSI reports from the courtroom.
Shadid Gubashev, Khamzat Bakhayev and Tamerlan Eskerkhanov will stay in jail until November 28.
The investigation into the case has been also for the same period.
Nemtsov was murdered in central Moscow on the night of February 28. In the 1990s, the politician held a number of high-ranking posts in the Russian Government. In the 2000s, he joined the opposition.
Five suspects were detained in the case, including the alleged murderer Zaur Dadayev, brothers Anzor and Shadid Gubashev, and Khamzat Bakhayev who, according to investigators, provided his accomplices with information and then hid them after the murder. The fifth suspect, Temerlan Eskerkhanov is said to have monitored Nemtsov’s whereabouts. Investigators have not revealed the suspected role of the Gubashev brothers in the crime.
Dadayev initially testified against himself and the other suspects, but later retracted his testimony in court.