No need for questioning Chechen leader in Nemtsov murder case – investigator
MOSCOW, October 14 (RAPSI) – An investigator said on Wednesday that there is no need for interrogating Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of Chechnya, in the murder case of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, RAPSI reports from the Basmanny District Court of Moscow.
According to attorney for Nemtsov’s family, Vadim Prokhorov, investigators have detained those who allegedly committed the offense but distanced themselves from searching organizers and persons who ordered the murder.
In late April, Kadyrov announced that he was ready to testify in the Nemtsov murder case if it helps the investigation. He said he would be curious to hear what questions Nemtsova’s lawyer has for him. Earlier, the head of Chechnya said he believes Nemtsov’s murder was plotted by Western security services.
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.