Nemtsov murder case defendants seek jury trial
MOSCOW, June 14 (RAPSI) – Five defendants in the criminal case on Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov’s murder have motioned for jury trial in a military court, Shamsudin Tsakayev, the lawyer for one of the defendants, told RAPSI on Tuesday.
All the accused and their defense have finished reading the case materials, according to Tsakayev. In the near future investigators will submit the case papers to prosecutors for approval of indictment and then the case will be forwarded to court.
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.
Pretrial investigation into the case has been completed. Zaur Dadayev, brothers Anzor and Shadid Gubashev, Temerlan Eskerkhanov and Khamzat Bakhayev have been charged with contract murder and illegal acquisition, carrying and keeping of weapons.
Alleged organizers of the murder still remain under investigation. Ruslan Mukhudinov, a former officer in Chechen Interior Ministry and alleged mastermind of the murder have been placed on the international wanted list.