Russian opposition politician Yashin to testify in Nemtsov murder case
MOSCOW, November 29 (RAPSI) – Russian politician, deputy chairman of PARNAS opposition party Ilya Yashin wrote on Twitter that he would testify as a witness in Boris Nemtsov murder case on November 30.
At present, a court is examining the evidence provided by prosecutors.
Boris Nemtsov, 55, 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..
The defendants in the case are alleged murderer Zaur Dadayev, Anzor Gubashev, Shadid Gubashev, Temerlan Eskerkhanov, and Khamzat Bakhayev who stand charged with a contract murder in the composition of an organized gang, and of illegal acquisition, transportation and possession of firearms.
According to investigators, in late September 2014, Ruslan Mukhudinov, a former officer in the Chechen Interior Ministry, and some unnamed persons offered Beslan Shavanov and the five accused to murder Nemtsov for 15 million rubles ($239,700).
Prosecution of Shavanov was dismissed in November 2015 because of his death by self-destruction in the course of his apprehending in Chechnya.
Investigation into Mukhudinov, the alleged mastermind behind this high-profile murder, who has been on the international wanted list since 2015 and other unidentified persons, is still going on.