Fourth defendant in Nemtsov murder case to remain in detention until November 28
MOSCOW, August 25 (RAPSI) – Moscow’s Basmanny District Court on Tuesday extended until November 28 the detention of Anzor Gubashev, who stands charged with involvement in the murder of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, RAPSI reports from the courtroom.
On Monday, the court extended the detention of three other suspects, Shadid Gubashev, Khamzat Bakhayev and Tamerlan Eskerkhanov, for the same period.
The investigation into the case has been also extended until November 28.
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.